Download and read online The Skillful Inquiry Data Team in PDF and EPUB Written by school data expert Nancy Love, this guide provides a proven-effective inquiry process and practical tools for grade level (elementary) or subject-area (middle and high school) teams of teachers to maximize their impact on student achievement by: * Building a strong foundation, including shared purpose, collaborative norms, and commitments to rigorous standards add to each student's learning * Identifying a common focus for improvement through analysis of state and local common assessments and student work * Verifying causes of student-learning problems through research, error-analysis, and data about practices and perceptions * Generating solutions by sharing successful teaching strategies and reteaching and extending learning based on students' needs * Ongoing monitoring of the team's impact on instruction and on student learning
Download and read online Demystifying Secondary Inclusion in PDF and EPUB In the second edition of Demystifying Secondary Inclusion, acclaimed author, professor and teacher trainer, Dr. Lisa Dieker, provides practical, realistic and helpful ideas and techniques for including students with disabilities in the general education classroom. In truly inclusive classrooms, teachers focus on practices that are proven and promising for all students. Teachers understand the individualistic nature of learners, put students at the center of planning and instruction, and accept responsibility for teaching each and every student. Chapters 1-3 of Demystifying Secondary Inclusion detail ways of ensuring that students with disabilities are included in the general education environment. In Chapters 4-7, additional instructional strategies for embracing all learners are presented. This section also focuses on creating an inclusive classroom climate that facilitates successful learning outcomes. Chapter 8 provides concrete ways to prepare staff for the process of developing and maintaining an inclusive environment and offers examples of successful practices from strong schools. Each chapter ends with a set of questions to encourage reflection on current practice. Seven overarching and interdependent topics provide the basic structure for inclusion outlined in Demystifying Secondary Inclusion. These include: Creating an inclusive school-wide culture Celebrating the success of all students Developing interdisciplinary collaboration Implementing effective co-teaching Establishing acting learning environments Implementing successful instruction Improving grading and assessments The book specifically addresses the most frequent obstacles to inclusion at the secondary level and provides hands-on strategies for improving the teaching-learning process.
Download and read online The Skillful Team Leader in PDF and EPUB Get the most out of your PLCs and teacher teams! All teams face hurdles. What distinguishes the skillful team leader from a less effective one is his or her approach in overcoming them. MacDonald offers a skillful approach to team leadership rooted in values, mindset, intelligence, and skill. This practical guide features: Reality-based examples illustrating common team hurdles in collaboration, shared leadership, goal setting and attainment, rigorous discourse, and continuous improvement Brief follow-up sections with tips for sustaining positive change Ways to work beyond the team to shape and influence school culture Prompts to apply learning to your own leadership hurdles
Download and read online Strategies for Struggling Learners in the Era of CCSS RTI in PDF and EPUB A must-have resource to help equip teachers to meet the challenge of preparing students with diverse needs to achieve ambitious new standards in an era of greater accountability. This comprehensive problem-solving manual by Jim Wright provides teachers with research-based strategies for strengthening instruction, delivering academic interventions, and addressing behavior management issues for both general and special education students. The book is designed to help teachers quickly and efficiently locate research-supported, classroom-based solutions for overcoming a variety of impediments to student success. Chapters are organized around specific teacher challenges, with the content of each supporting ideas and strategies contained throughout the book. They include >Core Instruction & Behavior Management: Foundations for Student Success; >Creating Academic Interventions That Promote Student Success in the Common Core; >Managing Behaviors to Promote Student Learning; >Collecting Data to Track Interventions; >Increasing Student Responsibility Through Self-Management; >Techniques to Help Teachers Succeed as Change Agents. Although making changes to one’s professional practice is hard work, any teacher who carefully reviews and implements best practices in core instruction, academic intervention, behavior management, and classroom assessment, such as those presented in this book, can expect to see substantial gains in student performance.
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Download and read online Got Data Now What in PDF and EPUB Explore three defining challenges that school teams face when gathering, interpreting, and utilizing school data. Complete with survey questions for efficient data collection, group work structures, strategies, and tools—along with essential definitions and descriptions of data types—this compelling guide will help you confront data obstacles and turn struggling committees into powerful communities of learners.
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