This week's question comes from an educator who wishes to remain anonymous: Differentiating for students, as I understand it, entails meeting students at their levels, but the end goal is to ensure that they meet the standards for the grade level. What happens when, for whatever reason, you have one or more students who are reading several grade levels below and even the lowest level expectation for that child/ren will still not enable the student/s to meet the standard for the grade level?
I wrap-up a four-part series today on classroom management with two special contributions: one from well-known educator (and regular contributor to this column) Suzie Boss, who talks about the tricky subject of classroom management specifically during Project-Based Learning lessons; and the other from ASCD author Jane Bluestein. In addition, I include multiple comments from readers.
Educators Dr. Debbie Silver, Richard L. Curwin, and Marcia L. Tate share their advice on classroom management strategies in Part Three of a four-part series.
Kelly Bergman, Patty O'Grady, ReLeah Lent, Barry Gilmore, and Bethany Bernasconi share their thoughts on classroom management strategies.
Educators Bryan Harris, Marcia Imbeau, Pernille Ripp, Gianna Cassetta, Brook Sawyer and Julia Thompson share their advice on implementing positive classroom management strategies.
This week's "question-of-the-week" is: What are your suggestions for effective classroom management strategies?
Teacher Ya Po Cha, teacher Elizabeth Villanueva, student teacher Billy William Ivy, biligual aide Alma Avalos, and student Amanda Martinez provide their thoughts on recruiting teachers of color. In addition, I include comments from readers.
Teachers Antoine Germany, James Pale, Dominique Williams and Evelyn Ramos; and student Jacquelin Estrada contribute their thoughts on the need for more teachers of color.
Gloria Ladson-Billings, Travis J. Bristol, and Terrenda Corisa White provide written responses to this week's topic: How Can We Increase the Ranks of Teachers of Color?
The new question-of-the-week is: What Needs To Happen To Recruit & Retain More Teachers Of Color?