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Promoting Strong Writing Skills With Digital Instruction

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Added by Michael Keany on September 23, 2020 at 11:24am — No Comments

Why do top educators oppose cursive?

Ten years ago, a phonics guru told me that a reading program without cursive is inferior.

He said that mastering cursive accelerates the learning of the letters, which is the critical first step for phonics.

Since that time I've become fascinated by the education establishment's weird hostility to cursive. After all, what is cursive getting in the way of? Not much is being taught in our schools.

I believe that cursive is much more valuable…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 22, 2020 at 11:39pm — No Comments

Tips to communicate high expectations online

Tips to communicate high expectations online
(Robyn Beck/Getty Images)
Students will react to teachers' expectations, whether high or low, according to Barbara…
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Added by Michael Keany on September 22, 2020 at 11:44am — No Comments

Seatwork that Makes Sense for Reading

Seatwork that Makes Sense for Reading

Tim Shanahan

Teacher question:

I work with students in small groups daily and need the rest of the students to be engaged in meaningful practice of their new literacy skills. What types of activities would be best for this practice?

Shanahan response:

The benefits of small group instruction are obvious. Teachers can make the learning experience more apt and…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 22, 2020 at 10:56am — No Comments

Getting Personal about Personalized Learning in Reading

Getting Personal about Personalized Learning in Reading

Tim Shanahan

Teacher question:

I would love to know what you think about the movement in personalized learning in K-8 schools. A few schools in my district have been moving to this approach for math instruction and I'd be interested in hearing your ideas of how this would look in reading and writing instruction. Thanks!

Shanahan responds:

Your…

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Added by Michael Keany on September 21, 2020 at 12:47pm — No Comments

Learning from International Schools Outbreaks after COVID-19 Re-openings: The Case of the United Kingdom

Learning from International Schools
Outbreaks after COVID-19 Re-openings:
The Case of the United Kingdom
By guest blogger Nathan…
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Added by Michael Keany on September 18, 2020 at 11:56am — No Comments

Teachers feeling guilty.... It's a start.

There is a lot of craziness in the public schools. For example, bogus theories and defective methods.

One question always simmering under the surface is: do teachers realize what they are doing to the children? 

In an article on reading, I encountered a startling quote by a teacher who does feel guilty. Unpleasant but perhaps it's helpful.…

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Added by Bruce Deitrick Price on September 15, 2020 at 10:33pm — No Comments

An Open Letter to Education Policymakers in Albany: Why High Stakes Testing Makes no Sense During a Pandemic

Despite the hint of the air being a bit more crisp on a recent early September morning, a day that traditionally marks the return to school throughout much of New York, the devastating effects of COVID-19 remain.

This is the first time in 34 years that I have not joined in that perennial moment when we celebrate the return of our students with shiny floors and all the trappings that accompany the start of…

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Added by David A. Gamberg on September 10, 2020 at 9:00am — No Comments

OPINION: Distrust of science in the coronavirus era reminds us why we must boost elementary science education

OPINION: Distrust of science in the coronavirus era reminds us why we must boost elementary science education

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Jim Ryan
hechingerreport.org
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Added by Michael Keany on September 10, 2020 at 8:50am — No Comments

Extraordinary Gains: Making Them Last By Robert E. Slavin

Extraordinary Gains: Making Them Last
By Robert E. Slavin…
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Added by Michael Keany on September 4, 2020 at 1:13pm — No Comments

PE teachers find creative ways to teach gym classes

Physical-education teachers have found creative ways to hold classes during the coronavirus pandemic, including streaming…
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Added by Michael Keany on September 1, 2020 at 2:35pm — No Comments

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