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POPCast, Episode 8: Authentic Test Prep Through the Patterns of Power Process

Posted by admin on May 7, 2021 6:33:08 AM

About this episode

Welcome to POPCAST, Episode 8! In this episode, Authentic Test Prep Through the Patterns of Power Process, Jeff Anderson and Travis Leech talk about the Invitation to Edit, step 6 in the Patterns of Power process. Listen and learn how it works to engage middle school students in the writing process.

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Building on What We've Learned from Remote & Hybrid Learning

Posted by admin on May 6, 2021 1:30:17 PM

Over the past year, you and your students have had extensive experience navigating digital platforms and modalities, e.g., podcasts, videos, articles, historic photographs, newsreels, etc. In this blog post from Mary Ann Cappiello and Erika Thulin Dawes, authors of the new book, Text Sets in Action,  consider connections between what you’ve learned and the potential of using multimodal texts in an even more strategic way in the future.

This has been a school year like no other. Throughout the year, you’ve likely gone from being fully remote, to hybrid, back to remote, back to hybrid, and now, perhaps, mostly in-person teaching. You may be finishing out the school year in “room and Zoom” mode. You may now be teaching only the learners in your physical classroom. Or, you may remain one of your team’s fully remote teachers, supporting the children and families who did not return to in-person school this spring by choice, necessity, or some combination of the two. Your classes have likely been disrupted due to close contacts with COVID. You’ve learned to “pivot.” You are amazingly resilient. You are also exhausted. 

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PODCAST: What Does Teacher Appreciation Look Like?

Posted by admin on May 4, 2021 1:05:16 PM

In this episode of Teacher's Corner, Stenhouse authors, Paula Bourque, Matthew Kay, and Terry Thompson discuss the myth of the perfect teacher, what we get wrong—and right—about teacher appreciation, and how we can show appreciation year round.

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PODCAST: The Six Shifts, Episode 5: Revising High-Frequency Word Instruction

Posted by admin on Apr 30, 2021 11:40:20 AM

 

In this episode

Welcome to episode 5 of The Six Shifts, with Jan Burkins and Kari Yates, co-authors of Shifting The Balance: Six Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom. In this series, Jan and Kari, with Stenhouse’s Dan Tobin, address misconceptions and misunderstandings that have discouraged educators from incorporating the science of reading into the balanced literacy classroom. 

In our fourth episode, Jan, Kari, and Dan begin digging in to the fourth shift: Revising High-Frequency Word Instruction.

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Working the Problem: Rhetorical Thinking and the Design Process by Jennifer Fletcher

Posted by admin on Apr 29, 2021 4:23:51 PM

What do you do when you don’t know what to do? This question has become a guiding line of inquiry in my work as a teacher these days. For both me and my students, the ability to respond effectively to novel challenges has never been more important.

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Learning to Let Go So Students Have Ownership (One Thing You Might Try...)

Posted by admin on Apr 29, 2021 12:27:30 PM

In this week’s One Thing You Might Try . . . blog third-grade teacher, Jennifer Orr, writes about her ongoing journey of letting go of control and shares some tips for making space for student ownership in the classroom.

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POPCast, Episode 7: Revising, Editing, and Responding Through a Grammar Lens (PART 2)

Posted by admin on Apr 23, 2021 1:43:04 PM

"How do we get better at writing? By doing it. How do we get better at applying these skills? By doing them."

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PODCAST: Equity, Access, Book Choice, and Student Connection with Gravity Goldberg & Renee Houser

Posted by admin on Apr 20, 2021 11:57:30 AM

 

This  school year was unlike any other, and its effects will be felt for years, perhaps permanently.

In response to uncertainty about coronavirus transmission, school districts are developing multiple tools and models to deliver instruction efficiently and equitably, while the ongoing protests in response to the death of George Floyd have sparked reflection among many educators about their responsibility in teaching anti-racism.

What’s worked for us? How can we use these new tools more effectively? And how can we ensure that education is accessible by every child?

In this episode of Teacher's Corner, Gravity Goldberg and Renée Houser, creators of the Teachers Toolkit for Independent Reading, share their experiences helping students access books and teachers, and discuss what’s important as they look to the fall.

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PODCAST: The Six Shifts, Episode 4: Reimagining the Way We Teach Phonics

Posted by admin on Apr 16, 2021 12:30:00 AM

 

In this episode

Welcome to episode 4 of The Six Shifts, with Jan Burkins and Kari Yates, co-authors of Shifting The Balance: Six Ways to Bring the Science of Reading into the Balanced Literacy Classroom. In this series, Jan and Kari, with Stenhouse’s Dan Tobin, address misconceptions and misunderstandings that have discouraged educators from incorporating the science of reading into the balanced literacy classroom. 

If you're just tuning in, check out episodes one, two, and three. In our fourth episode, Jan, Kari, and Dan begin digging in to the third shift: Reimagining the Way We Teach Phonics.

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Using Pear Deck During Remote and Hybrid Learning (One Thing You Might Try...)

Posted by admin on Apr 14, 2021 1:28:07 PM

In this One Thing You Might Try . . . post, STEM integration coach, NCCE (Northwestern Council for Computer Education) Learning Specialist, and technology consultant, Victoria Thompson, shares a great technology tool that will invite your learners to share authenticallywhether you’re teaching remotely, face-to-face or in a hybrid setting.

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