Christopher Emdin says,"Our unwillingness to engage young people in trouble is an indictment on us, not them." And it starts with what we do when we read their names on our class list, says DeWitt.
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August 14, 2016
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July 29, 2016
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July 12, 2016
All students can benefit from academic language development modeling, scaffolding, and practice, but ELLs and SELs need it to survive and thrive in school.
July 06, 2016
There are many more benefits to not labeling students than there are to labeling them. So why do we do it so much in schools?
June 26, 2016
We always seem to think students need to be retained because they aren't learning important concepts, but never seem to think that students need to be accelerated because they have already mastered important concepts.
June 12, 2016
Schools are still consumed by test scores when they should really be consumed by making sure they have a positive school climate. Here are five things they should focus on to get there.
June 02, 2016
In this post on the benefits of failure that originally appeared on January 8th, 2012, Peter wrote, "When looked at correctly, failure can teach us where we went wrong in the first place, and how we can learn to pick ourselves up again in a pursuit to succeed."