Guest Post by Barton Keeler Leaving the debate about the validity of standardized testing aside because, let’s face it–it makes things better for everyone if the test scores are higher–I want to share what our ELA department did to improve test scores literally overnight. Give the Students a meaningful Incentive I am convinced that the single biggest wildcard regarding standardized… Read More »How my school district improved our ELA scores overnight
I know this year might not hold the same kind of warm and fun memories of previous school years, but we have still been part of the moments in between. What we have done this year has mattered and our commitment to attaching meaning to everyday, ordinary moments will be even more important.
3-2-1 operates on the premise of “three minutes, two reasons, one reinforcement.”
They were especially intentional about facing the wrong and detrimental assumptions that students and teachers in their district were under-performing.
Providing students a ‘choice’ to create a NEWSLETTER will allow them the opportunity to demonstrate their learning, incorporate the 4C’s and learn a skill that is relevant.
It’s all about the language. This isn’t really a strategy as much as it is a principle: lead with positive language when you cold call on somebody.
So don’t go it alone, join us! And if you are already in our community, thanks so much for being you! You make it the best virtual place to learn and be.
Did you know that you can bring Olympians (virtually) into your classroom to teach students social and emotional skills?
Social emotional learning is absolutely important this year, maybe even more important than it’s ever been.
You matter to so many, so please make sure you do something just for you!
My goal was to create an easy-to-navigate-way for students to find their workspace and parents to contact me, if needed.
No matter what grade-level you teach, ask your students what is on their playlist, and listen to it!
Use of icons can assist in everything, from highlighting agendas, deadlines for a task, watching a YouTube video, to clicking on a scheduled Zoom meeting and even formative assessments.
Learning during these unprecedented times should focus more on process.
Follow all three communties or choose your favorite, but you can’t go wrong with these three leaders in building community with families!