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Teaching Language Starts with Our Students

By: Eugenia Mora-Flores, Ed.D.Posted 01/18/23
Teaching Language Starts with Our Students

All language communities share common goals, to communicate effectively with one another to meet personal and collective purposes. Developing academic language is similar. What makes social language experiences so successful and what can we learn from those experiences to support language learning in school and classroom contexts? Read this quick blog to get tips and activities for guiding the language learning process in school.

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Building on the Power of a Read Aloud

By: Carrie EicherPosted 10/06/22
Building on the Power of a Read Aloud

There is something very special about gathering students around to read a great story, and even better when that story has the power to illuminate shared experiences and bring us closer together as a community. Read this blog to get three easy-to-implement, meaningful strategies for building an interactive read-aloud that will integrate social and emotional concepts with literacy activities.

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Aligning to the Science of Reading:  3 Considerations for Every Teacher

As far as hot topics in literacy go, the Science of Reading would make the top of the list. If you google the term, you get a myriad of results, from trainings to programmatic promises. In an effort to support all teachers align their classrooms to the Science of Reading, let’s examine three considerations that can greatly impact student achievement by ensuring that evidence-based opportunities exist in every classroom.

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Social-Emotional Learning Starts With Us

By: Trisha DiFazio, M.A. Ed. & Allison Roeser, MHS, PCC, ALTPosted 07/27/22
Social-Emotional Learning Starts With Us

Teachers, administrators, and support staff are most effective when they understand and develop their own personal social-emotional capacities before addressing those of their students. That’s why social-emotional learning starts with adults.

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Teaching Weekly Word Roots

By: Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D., Nancy Padak, Ed.D., Rick M. Newton, Ph.D., and Evangeline Newton, Ph.D.Posted 07/15/22
Teaching Weekly Word Roots

Today’s literacy curricula are filled with various literacy-related components that teachers are often lacking the time or energy to cover all these competencies. How can teaching be made more efficient? One way is to connect word roots instruction to those daily events and commemorations that we want students to learn about.

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How to Engage Students in Civics: 7 Tips & Ideas for Active Learning

Teaching in today’s ever-changing classroom environment presents many challenges, including teaching civics, a complex topic that can quickly stir up emotions. Read more for 7 Tips & Ideas to navigate teaching the latest civics guidelines in engaging, informational, and practical ways.

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