Defining Academic Language and its Key Elements
Monday, February 13, 2017
Defining Academic Language and its Key Elements

As students progress through school, they are expected to demonstrate increasing levels of sophistication in their language and reading skills across all content areas. Starting in the elementary years, students are immersed in text and tasked with acquiring words, concepts, and curriculum content through independent reading. In order to comprehend...

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How to Motivate Students Using Competitive and Collaborative Activities
Monday, February 6, 2017
Motivating Students Using Competitive and Collaborative Activities

Staying motivated to read can be a challenge for many students, especially those who are reading below grade level. Some students are motivated to keep working for external, competitive reasons—they want to earn a good grade, win a contest, etc. On the other hand, collaborative activities encourage students to learn...

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5 Problems Blended Learning Can Help You Solve
Monday, January 30, 2017
5 Problems Blended Learning Can Help You Solve

Effective blended learning requires rethinking the challenges of how classroom instruction is structured, how time is spent, and how limited resources are used. There are a number of different models of blended learning, but if any of the following challenges sound familiar, blended learning could be the answer to your...

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