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Easy Ways to Encourage Summer Reading
Posted on Apr 19, 2018
  • Dr. Amy Runge
Tags
  • Literacy
  • reading
  • summer
Easy Ways to Encourage Summer Reading

Working with a K–12 comprehensive academic program for more than 14 years has given me the opportunity to interact with a variety of grade-level teachers who each year brainstormed, had meetings, and researched new and exciting ways to encourage summer reading.

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Overcoming the Challenge of Poverty: Helping Low-Income Students Move Toward Reading Success
Posted on Apr 12, 2018
  • EdView360
Tags
  • Intervention
  • Literacy
  • Struggling Readers
Overcoming the Challenge of Poverty: Helping Low-Income Students Move Toward Reading Success

Growing up in a household where academic success is not encouraged or financial challenges outweigh other priorities can cause many students to struggle. Imagine how the challenges are magnified when those students attend a majority low-income school.

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The Confidence Factor in Learning Math
Posted on Apr 5, 2018
  • Mary Stroh
Tags
  • Intervention
  • Math
  • Struggling Students
The Confidence Factor in Learning Math

In the early days of research as a co-author of Voyager Sopris Learning’s TransMath, I spent a lot of time observing struggling math students in the classroom. I soon discovered these students had much more than a deficit in math content knowledge. They also had lost all confidence in their ability to learn math.

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8 Ways to Incorporate Technology into Your Classroom
Posted on Mar 29, 2018
  • Dr. Monica Burns
Tags
  • Literacy
  • technology
8 Ways to Incorporate Technology into Your Classroom

How can you use digital tools to enhance teaching and learning at your school? Recently I partnered with the folks at Voyager Sopris Learning for a webinar titled "8 Ways Teachers Can Incorporate Technology in the Classroom."

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One Size Does Not Fit All: Strong Professional Development Turns the Tide in Rapides Parish Schools
Posted on Mar 22, 2018
  • Alana Cohen
Tags
  • Literacy
  • Professional Development
One Size Does Not Fit All: Strong Professional Development Turns the Tide in Rapides Parish Schools

Last week, I was happy to be part of an Education Week webinar with Dr. Louisa Moats. With my assistant superintendent, Kim Bennett, we shared the story of how we achieved significant K–3 literacy results in the Rapides Parish School District.

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Engaging Middle Schoolers: A Visit with an Awesome Teacher
Posted on Mar 15, 2018
  • Dr. Matthew Hunter
Tags
  • Classroom Management
  • Education Technology
  • General Education
  • Literacy
  • Student Engagement
Engaging Middle Schoolers: A Visit with an Awesome Teacher

The week before I began my first year as a teacher, I walked into my first classroom and noticed there were no student desks in the room. There were no books, supplies, shelves, people, or anything other than a large, wood-fading teacher’s desk. Upon that mammoth teacher’s desk sat a concrete sculpture of a very realistic turtle with two glass eyes, about the size of your standard pet turtle.

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