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Professional Learning Communities - reflection
Research has shown that effective collaboration results in higher levels of learning and performance by educators and students. Yet, we also know that merely setting aside time and room for teams to work together does not guarantee these benefits.
So, what are the essential elements of effective collaboration? Click here for a short article/check in
The power of text sets to improve reading proficiency
Lupo, Strong, Lewis, Walpole, and McKenna have piloted text sets in several schools and report very positive reactions: teachers say their students are reading more, absorb more background knowledge, are more confident reading difficult texts, and get better at identifying themes in target texts. Teachers also report that they have changed how they think about incorporating challenging texts in their curriculum, especially for struggling readers. Check out this link
How would your students respond if you asked them:
1. Do you think I believe that you can learn what I am teaching?
2. Do you feel that I'm committed to you being successful, and how do I show you that?