The Role of Literacy in Deeper Learning

Dec 9, 2014 by Norene Wiesen
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Deeper LearningStudents with stronger literacy skills will be better able to self-direct, relying less on their teachers and more on the resources available to them. This autonomy is especially important in Deeper Learning.

Reading to Learn: Do We Expect Too Much of Fourth Graders?

Nov 10, 2014 by Norene Wiesen
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Reading to LearnA new study out of Dartmouth University shows that the 4th grade “shift” from learning to read to reading to learn isn’t as clear cut as educators have thought. What does the study reveal about reading development and what does it mean for teachers?

Instilling a Love of Reading: What Every Teacher and Parent Should Know

Mar 27, 2013 by Jacqueline Egli
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Children who do not read well will not be inspired to read or to practice reading more. So, how do we get our reluctant readers to love reading?

Learning How to Learn

Jan 15, 2013 by Martha Burns, Ph.D
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What are some  strategies teachers can use related to the Common Core State Standards that ensure students learn how to learn? Read more as Dr. Martha Burns shares her story about the 3 rdgrade teacher that changed her life forever.

Reading to Learn: Meeting the Challenge of Third Grade Reading Proficiency

Jul 19, 2012 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
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Data shows that about two thirds of third grade students are reading one or more levels below proficiency.  Many states have passed legislation to improve third grade reading proficiency, but how can educators help their students accelerate their acquisition of the reading skills needed to meet academic expectations?

How Language Immersion Helps English Language Learners Succeed in School

Jul 17, 2012 by Norene Wiesen
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The 'double whammy' for many young ELLs is that they experience poverty as well, and often do not get enough early language experience and exposure. How does early language help, and what kind of support do parents need to help their children succeed?

Helping Low-SES Students Thrive

Jan 26, 2012 by Bill Jenkins, Ph.D.
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Studies show a correlation between low academic achievement and socioeconomic status (SES). But many low-SES students are successful in school. What factors give these students an edge?

Poverty in American Schools: What Educators Can Do

Jan 17, 2012 by Norene Wiesen
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Children from poverty often struggle in school.  Our free on-demand webinar by Eric Jensen, author of Teaching With Poverty in Mind, gives tips for helping all students succeed.

6 Steps to Help Students Ask Better Questions

Nov 29, 2011 by Sherrelle Walker, M.A.
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How often do we teach students how to formulate good, in-depth questions? Use these 6 steps to help boost your students’ ability to ask better questions and drive their own learning.

2011 Virtual Circle of Learning Wrap-Up

Nov 8, 2011 by Pam Combs
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Catch the 2011 Virtual Circle of Learning highlights, and learn how you can increase student engagement and motivation with these helpful resources.

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