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Ariel Sacks

February 19, 2015

When—And At What Cost—Do Students Receive Reading Intervention Classes?


Is anyone else noticing that students—especially in middle school—often receive reading intervention class at the expense of foreign language or arts? There are very real scheduling constraints that explain this common reality, but putting that aside, I’m wondering if this practice makes sense for kids. 

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Liz Prather

January 31, 2015

The Lost Art of Talk


Positive classroom climate and student engagement rose to new heights when I introduced dedicated times for collaborative discussions. Oral Tradition Fridays for my freshman and sophomore classes, and Professional Growth Fridays for my juniors and seniors have paid dividends I didn't even anticipated when this tradition organically emerged. 

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