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MAGIC ACTIVATED: Part 2 of 2
Posted on May 4, 2016
  • Antavia Hamilton-Ochs
Tags
  • General Education
  • Intervention
  • Literacy
  • Parental Involvement
  • Struggling Students
MAGIC ACTIVATED: Part 2 of 2

I am more than a teacher. I am an activator. I'm tasked with lighting thousands upon thousands of little ‘aha’ moments in little minds each year. Not each spark takes hold, but others explode! Sometimes, I get to see the magic take hold in the most powerful of ways. Part 2 of 2.

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MAGIC ACTIVATED: Part 1 of 2
Posted on Apr 27, 2016
  • Antavia Hamilton-Ochs
Tags
  • Intervention
  • Literacy
  • Parental Involvement
  • Positive School Climate
  • Struggling Students
MAGIC ACTIVATED: Part 1 of 2

I am more than a teacher. I am an activator. I'm tasked with lighting thousands upon thousands of little ‘aha’ moments in little minds each year. Not each spark takes hold, but others explode! Sometimes, I get to see the magic take hold in the most powerful of ways.

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Put Thoughtful Research into Practice for Struggling Math Learners
Posted on Mar 23, 2016
  • John Woodward
Tags
  • Common Core
  • Math
  • NCTM Standards
  • State Standards
  • Struggling Students
Put Thoughtful Research into Practice for Struggling Math Learners

In my previous blog, I argued for a dual topic approach to curriculum design. The framework outlined in that blog is based on a variety of research. Some of this research is drawn from psychology and studies of human learning. These involve the development of automaticity and controlling cognitive load. Other design elements are associated with what we have learned over the years from international research, particularly the way successful countries focus on fewer topics with greater depth in their math curricula. Still other research is a synthesis of what we believe are best instructional practices in remedial and special education.

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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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Why a Dual Topic Instructional Approach Works in Math
Posted on Jan 20, 2016
  • John Woodward
Tags
  • Common Core
  • NCTM Standards
  • State Standards
  • Struggling Students
Why a Dual Topic Instructional Approach Works in Math

Defining a High-Standards Math Curriculum for Struggling Students, Part 2 of 2 I made the case in my previous blog that adjusting the pace of instruction for struggling students in a high-standards curriculum is imperative. We all have different aptitudes for a given endeavor—from music to mathematics—and it is unrealistic to expect that all students can learn the same set of complex ideas in the same, fixed period of time.

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