The Silent “C” in Teamwork

January 28, 2019 By: Chandra Williams, Ed.D., Chief Executive Officer FORMING, STORMING, NORMING and PERFORMING your way to successful collaborations! We have all heard the saying: “It takes a village to raise a child.” Well, it takes a team of teachers to educate a student. Successful teamwork is essential to meeting the needs of all…

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3 components of effective literacy instruction for students struggling with reading skills

The importance of literacy across all school subjects is obvious: If students struggle to read textbooks, novels, worksheets, classroom assignments, and instructional materials, they can find themselves at a huge disadvantage in any classroom. As you teach students experiencing reading difficulties, keep in mind these three components of  effective literacy instruction: 1. Effective literacy instruction…

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Guide: How to implement Instructional Rounds in your school this year

Instructional Rounds can help promote a collaborative Professional Learning Community for your teachers and provide space for teachers to individually reflect on their own instructional practices. This week, we want to help you implement Instructional Rounds in your school to create a better learning environment. Definition: What are instructional rounds? Rather than instructional leaders being…

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How Professional Development Can Contribute to a More Equitable School Environment

Of all the factors contributing to our schools’ equity gap, it may not surprise you to learn the teacher shortage is one of the most important and alarming. A  2016 Learning Policy Institute report  estimated the teacher shortage would quadruple between the five years separating the 2012-2013 school year and the 2017-2018 school year…and this shortage is…

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