Literacy-First: A Winning Strategy at One Elementary School
Monday, July 1, 2019
Literacy-First: A Winning Strategy at One Elementary School

How can a school help students make gains on annual math and reading tests while also ensuring the development of long-term, transferable academic skills? One answer, based on a model in use at Concourse Village Elementary School in New York City, is to adopt a collaborative, “literacy-first” approach to teaching...

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Helping More Students Access Challenging Texts
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Helping More Students Access Challenging Texts
Sheila Valencia—a language, literacy, and culture professor at the University of Washington, Seattle—is right. In a post for the teacher resource site Edutopia, Valencia made this point: “Many reports and research studies have documented the adolescent reading challenge—too many students are unable to learn and build new knowledge from the texts...
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Project-Based Teaching and Learning: Designed with Students in Mind
Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Project-Based Teaching and Learning: Designed with Students in Mind

To the ears of many, project-based learning is just another education buzzword laden with promise but unclear in definition. These days, the phrase is often linked with the rise of personalized approaches to learning, as exemplified in a 2018 blog post by Mike Wolking, a progressive education advocate affiliated with...

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