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Appropriate Feedback
Ms. May’s students learn to make positive comments and give constructive criticism when analyzing their peer’s work. Read about how she models appropriate feedback for her students and makes use of her unique Glow and Grow worksheets.
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Looping Preparation
Ms. Greenwood has learned that no matter how well you know your students at the end of one year, much growth occurs during the summer. See how she incorporates a "then and now" set of lessons into her curriculum and how it helps her craft more lessons.
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Practice Interviews
Ms. Hanselman's school goes the extra mile in preparing students for the real world. Read about their programs that introduce students to job, college, and other formal interviews. This process starts with preparation and all students receive feedback.
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Reading Discussions
Students in Ms. Moss' first- and second-grade literacy groups enjoy discussions about the books they've taken home and read. Based on that energ, she crafted this activity to encourage more reading and develop thinking skills.
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Reflections on the Quarter Past
In Ms. Nichils' class, reprt card time isn't only about grades. Her students get a voice, too. Read more about her tip that gives students some ownership and gives her some grounding.
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Rubric Labels
Ms. Wells uses address labels for self-assessing rubrics. Then she asks the student to asses his or her performance based on the rubric. She finds that thie helps students understand how grades are earned and how to focus on specific skills and concepts.
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Saving Student Notes
This educator teacher 10th and 12th grade. She saves her 10th-graders' note sheets, so when she sees them as 12-graders, both she and her students benefit. Find out how.
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Scoring Guides
Grade inflation can occur from either student or administrator pressure. To eliminate these pressures, Mr. Mason developed evaluation criteria to preede tasks. Read more about his "Scoring Guides" and see how it improves their future work.
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Screening Young Readers
As a reading coach for children at risk, Ms. Coyner has to be on top of the best screening and assessment resurces available. She has had great success with several, and is sharing them here with you.
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Student Comments for Conferences
To prepare for parent-teacher conferences, Ms. DeBerry has her students complete a worksheet in which they evaluate their learning goals and progress. Find out how she does it and how she uses these worksheets as the basis of her meetings with parents.
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