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Keep the Focus on the Learning on Digital Learning Day
Posted on Feb 10, 2016
  • Michael Milone
Tags
  • Education Technology
  • General Education
  • Intervention
Keep the Focus on the Learning on Digital Learning Day

Because of recent software advances, blended learning is making its way into more and more classrooms. And it is paying off. When you combine the expertise and caring of the teacher with technology, you have a learning environment in which students are most likely to benefit.

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Ladies and Gentlemen … Calling Students to Distinction
Posted on Feb 3, 2016
  • Antavia Hamilton-Ochs
Tags
  • Education Technology
  • Intervention
  • Literacy
  • Parental Involvement
  • Positive School Climate
  • Struggling Students
Ladies and Gentlemen … Calling Students to Distinction

How One Teacher is Working Her Magic to Help Struggling Students Reclaim Their Education, Part 2 of 2

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The Magical Ms. H and the Comeback Kid: One Student's Empowerment
Posted on Jan 27, 2016
  • Antavia Hamilton-Ochs
Tags
  • Education Technology
  • Intervention
  • Literacy
  • Struggling Students
The Magical Ms. H and the Comeback Kid: One Student's Empowerment

How One Teacher is Working Her Magic to Help Struggling Students Reclaim Their Education, Part 1 of 2

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New Year’s Resolution: Know Your Students, Be the Change
Posted on Jan 13, 2016
  • Michelle George
Tags
  • Education Technology
  • General Education
New Year’s Resolution: Know Your Students, Be the Change

The holiday divinity and fudge are just about gone, and the heart-warming Christmas movies seem to have been replaced by weight-loss commercials. I’ve made more than my share of New Year’s resolutions, and rarely have I stuck to the calorie-counting, mile-running regimens that I have planned. This year, rather than set some lofty goals that I will most likely fail to achieve, I plan to stop trying to find who or what is to blame for the problems with education today. Instead I want to purposefully do everything I can to effect positive changes for my students, get to know them better as individuals, and connect their learning to content that they find valuable and relevant to their own lives.

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How Teacher Talk Affects Student Vocabulary Growth
Posted on Jan 6, 2016
  • Louisa Moats
Tags
  • Dyslexia
  • Education Technology
  • Intervention
  • Literacy
  • Struggling Readers
  • Struggling Students
How Teacher Talk Affects Student Vocabulary Growth

Rather than focusing on text reading this month, let’s turn our attention to one of the critical components of language necessary for comprehension: vocabulary.

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MISSION: LITERACY ... Empowering and Engaging Students As Agents
Posted on Dec 9, 2015
  • Antavia Hamilton-Ochs
Tags
  • Education Technology
  • Intervention
  • Literacy
  • Struggling Students
MISSION: LITERACY ... Empowering and Engaging Students As Agents

Year after year, I struggled with students who claimed to hate reading. They didn’t like to read. They told me so, over and over again. I have a stock response: “You know, every time you say that an English teacher cries.”

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