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All Are Welcome Here! Quick, Cultural Connections to Content Instruction for Diverse Learners

All Are Welcome Here! Quick, Cultural Connections to Content Instruction for Diverse Learners

Action Research, Featured Articles, The Shift November 6, 2016 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

John Wolfe with Rita Platt “Culturally responsive teaching” or “culturally relevant instructional practices” are hot topics in ESL teaching. We value this and applaud the many […]

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CBM3D: Using CBMs for Quick Assessment of Progress in English Language Development

CBM3D: Using CBMs for Quick Assessment of Progress in English Language Development

Action Research, Featured Articles, The Shift, The Toolbox October 22, 2016 at 7:00 pm Comments are Disabled

By Rita Platt & John Wolfe Today in almost every elementary school in America, teachers are required (or at least highly encouraged) to use curriculum based […]

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Goal Setting, A Simple Lesson Sequence

Goal Setting, A Simple Lesson Sequence

Featured Articles, The Toolbox June 13, 2016 at 10:52 pm 1 comment

By Rita Platt   Teaching students to set and meet goals is a skill that they will be able to use for the rest of […]

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Tap Out! A Quick & Fun Way to Formatively Assess Almost Anything!

Tap Out! A Quick & Fun Way to Formatively Assess Almost Anything!

By Rita Platt Looking for a fresh, fun way to quickly and easily assess your students’ progress? Try having them   “Tap Out!” Step 1: […]

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Don’t EVER Say That Again! Our List of the Worst Buzz Words in Education

Don’t EVER Say That Again! Our List of the Worst Buzz Words in Education

Featured Articles, The Shift August 24, 2014 at 6:56 pm 5 comments

By John Wolfe and Rita Platt We HATE some of the latest buzz-words in education. Don’t get us wrong, we love teaching and learning. We […]

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Zealous Supporters and Detractors of the Common Core State Standards are Both Wrong

Zealous Supporters and Detractors of the Common Core State Standards are Both Wrong

By John Wolfe and Rita Platt A new poll has come out that suggests the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are losing teacher support. That […]

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Is the research paper dead?

Is the research paper dead?

The Edge of Education March 14, 2013 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

“Students today depend on paper too much. They don’t know how to write on a slate without getting chalk dust all over themselves. They can’t […]

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Who has the most power: teachers or learners?

Who has the most power: teachers or learners?

The Edge of Education February 20, 2013 at 8:42 am Comments are Disabled

Once, when I was doing my student teaching, I created a test for a “Business Communications” unit.  Now you have to understand that this was […]

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Don’t Throw Out Your Leveled Libraries Yet!  Text Complexity and Helping Students Learn to Pick “Just-Right” Books

Don’t Throw Out Your Leveled Libraries Yet! Text Complexity and Helping Students Learn to Pick “Just-Right” Books

Featured Articles February 5, 2013 at 10:24 pm 4 comments

By: Rita Platt Recently I was at a meeting for reading specialists when the concept of level-appropriate texts came up. Much to my surprise several […]

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“Slant” it: An Alternative to the Flipped Classroom for Practical Teachers

“Slant” it: An Alternative to the Flipped Classroom for Practical Teachers

Featured Articles, The Toolbox January 26, 2013 at 7:07 pm Comments are Disabled

By: Rita Platt The “Flipped Classroom” is all the rage these days. Educational journals, blogs, and chat rooms, are flooded with the concept of “flipping.” […]

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