We may believe our students who are struggling – whether they have special needs, are English learners or are otherwise challenged – simply cannot learn at high levels. By exploring the meaning of educational “rigor,” Barbara Blackburn and Bradley Witzel show how they can.
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Stressing the need to provide wide fiction and informational text choices, the authors consider the needs of all readers while offering extensive activities for all classrooms. Reviewer Jenni Miller found the book “wonderful” – both informative and encouraging.
Students with learning disabilities can meet high expectations and thrive in Common Core classrooms with the right teacher supports, say “rigor” experts Barbara Blackburn and Bradley Witzel. They recommend several proven scaffolding strategies.
In the first of two posts about co-teaching in the new school year, Elizabeth Stein identifies her top priority for 2013-14: building strong co-teacher relationships. Answer four guiding questions and you’re well on your way!
Learning styles theory is not an effective way to design lessons for diverse learners, says special educator Elizabeth Stein. Teachers need better glue.
Through skill-sharing, collaboration & scaffolding, general & special educators can help most students meet CCSS, says Elizabeth Stein.
Framing lessons through the lens of the Universal Design for Learning isn’t about more time so much as it is about more strategic thinking, says Elizabeth Stein.
With Universal Design for Learning as their chisel, says Elizabeth Stein, teachers can sculpt super learning environments to meet every student’s needs.
College @13: Young, gifted, and purposeful, the story of 14 extremely gifted teenage girls who enter a Virginia early college program, is a valuable read for teachers, parents & other gifted teens, says reviewer Linda Rummell.
In her 2nd post about the power of high expectations for all students, special educator Elizabeth Stein shares the views of a diverse group of 7th graders.