The new "question-of-the-week" is: What are the best instructional strategies for working with ELLs who have special needs?
What data is, how can it be used effectively, and how can it be misused are questions we'll consider today with commentaries from Nancy Fichtman Dana, Dr. Jenni Donohoo, Myron Dueck, Pete Hall, Andrew Miller, Jessica A. Hockett, Kristina J. Doubet and Kimberly Long.
Robert Thornton asks: "How can teachers demonstrate to their students and administrators that data is informing the decisions they make regarding their instruction?" By this I mean how does a teacher go beyond a change in mindset and towards becoming a leader in changing the culture of a school by making it clear beyond doubt that data is indeed informing their decisions.
In today's post, Troy Hicks, Kristina J. Doubet, David Sherrin, Kirke Olson, and Barbara Blackburn share their thoughts on how principals can support teachers, specifically in the social sciences. I've also included comments from many readers.
In today's post, Shawn Blankenship, Pete Hall, Jennifer Hindman, Steven Anderson, and Aubrie Rojee share their suggestions on how principals can mentor teachers.
Today's post features commentaries from Mark Estrada, Diana Laufenberg, Bryan Harris, Ben Spielberg, Sarah Cooper and Drs. William & Pérsida Himmele on how principals can best support teachers.
This week's question is: "How can principals help teachers improve their craft?"
Shane Safir, Jen Adkins, Timothy Hilton, Crystal T. Laura, and Mark Katz share their commentaries on applying restorative practices in schools.
This week's question is: What is restorative justice (also know as restorative practices) and what does it look like in schools?
Rusul Alrubail, Anna Bartosik, Jordan Lanfair, Anabel Gonzalez, Karen Nemeth, and Judie Haynes offer suggestions on how to engage with parents of English Language Learners.