I fully retired as of the Fall 2019 Semester. You are welcome to review and use the site postings, which will no longer be updated. My thanks and respect to you, the professional educator, for continually striving to learn more about how to help your students grow as readers and writers, thinkers and problem-solvers.
Click on the link below to open this brief video from Education Week, showing how to begin thinking about and providing differentiated opportunities for your students! https://video.edweek.org/detail/video/5833607063001/differentiating-instruction-its-not-as-hard-as-you-think?autoStart=true&cmp=eml-enl-cc-mostpop-rm&M=58609547&U=1988343
— using Photo & 8 Min. Films from the New York Times and The Learning Network: https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/02/27/10-intriguing-photographs-to-teach-close-reading-and-visual-thinking-skills/ 10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills BY MICHAEL GONCHAR FEBRUARY 27, 2015 7:00 AM 8 Compelling Mini-Documentaries to Teach Close Reading and Critical Thinking Skills https://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/03/10/8-compelling-mini-documentaries-to-teach-close-reading-and-critical-thinking-skills/
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Source: Why Giving Effective Feedback Is Trickier Than It Seems | MindShift | KQED News
Video book trailers for the best children’s books and authors, plus educational videos on reading, science, and seasonal topics teachers can use in the classroom Source: Video Book Trailers, Author Videos, and Educational Videos for Teachers
http://digitalwritingworkshop.wikispaces.com/DWW+Resources This is an excellent resource for The Digital Writing Workshop, by Troy Hicks (Heinemann, 2009). You’ll find chapter resources and so much more! What will you learn next? How will you support your students’ writing development and digital literacy?
In my last post, I wrote about the value of Assessment for Learning as an approach to supporting and engaging students. Whenever we talk about Assessment for Learning, we must also address its key element — timely, effective, and meaningful feedback. Let me take you back in time once again to when I was a …
Checking for Understanding Digitally During Content Area Learning – Fisher – 2015 – The Reading Teacher – Wiley Online Library
Source: Checking for Understanding Digitally During Content Area Learning – Fisher – 2015 – The Reading Teacher – Wiley Online Library
See engagement and the power of peer feedback with oral and written language. (Learning is often social and rooted in language.) Source: Student To Student Feedback Strategies