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Differentiating for student engagement and success is first a mindset

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

Teaching Close Reading & Visual Thinking Skills

— 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/  

Educational Leadership:Citizens in the Making:The Real Problem with Fake News

Source: Educational Leadership:Citizens in the Making:The Real Problem with Fake News

Why Giving Effective Feedback Is Trickier Than It Seems | MindShift | KQED News

Source: Why Giving Effective Feedback Is Trickier Than It Seems | MindShift | KQED News

Video Book Trailers, Author Videos, and Educational Videos for Teachers

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

Online Resources from: The Digital Writing Workshop, by Troy Hicks

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?

The Power of Feedback – blog of proximal development

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 …

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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

Student To Student Feedback Strategies

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

Praise The Process Build A Growth Mindset

Source: Praise The Process Build A Growth Mindset