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  • Assisting ELL Students In a few weeks, we will have a visit from Jan Dormer, who has years of experience working with students in the process of acquiring English. But here are a few things to get your primed:In Seven High-leverage Formative Assessment Moves to Support ELLs (you need to log into your ASCD account to access the whole article), Duckor and Holmberg provide a variety of methods to determine levels of understanding while your lesson is still in progress:Priming gives students a chance to start their thinking in a safe way. Giving a prompt like, “Write down your thoughts, even if they feel unfinished,” or "Everyone build on this thought," can help ELLs - and all students - feel more prepared ...
    Posted Jan 19, 2020, 5:21 AM by HSD Principal
  • (Getting) Better Together At EARCOS, I attended a couple of sessions with a presenter from Resources for Better Teaching (and it was mostly for reasons other than that they are from Boston). During each session, the speaker mentioned that in thirty years of research and consulting, he and his colleagues had never seen an effective school in which teachers were not working together to improve learning. In other words, collaboration based around improved practice was a factor present in every effective school they have seen.As you have been working together this year, hopefully you have found engaging with colleagues about your teaching practices encouraging. But maybe you are wondering how to make your group work more effective. The cover story in the ...
    Posted Nov 10, 2019, 2:29 AM by HSD Principal
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