The Real Story About Summer Reading

The Real Story About Summer Reading

Article by Michael Barrett via oomscholasticblog.com on May 16, 2017 Myth busted! Contrary to popular belief, a majority of kids enjoy summer reading. The Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report™: 6th Edition shows that 62% of kids ages 6–17 agree that, “I really enjoy reading over the summer,” and the top reasons why are: “I just enjoy reading” and “it’s […]

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Catching Your Low Performing Students Before They Fall Through the Crack

Catching Your Low Performing Students Before They Fall Through the Crack

Article by Kimberley Moran via weareteachers.com on May 23, 2017 Let’s be honest, class sizes are growing and standards can be difficult to track. It’s become harder and harder to catch low performing students before they fall through the cracks. Teachers who know what to look for and who track their observations tend to spot at-risk students […]

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5 Strategies to Reach At-Risk Students with Technology

5 Strategies to Reach At-Risk Students with Technology

Article by D. Frank Smith via EdTech Magazine on September 15, 2014 A new report has shown that technology can produce significant gains in student achievement and engagement, particularly among students most at risk. The report, Using Technology to Support At-Risk Students’ Learning, was released Sept. 10 by the Alliance for Excellent Education, a Washington D.C.–based policy and […]

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What Are Students’ Biggest Motivation Killers?

What Are Students’ Biggest Motivation Killers?

Article by Chase Mielke via weareteachers.com on July 7, 2015 “What can we do to motivate our students who need it the most?” my principal recently asked. ​Because I am fascinated with motivation, because I love working with at-risk students, he wanted to know my thoughts on why our achievement gap wasn’t narrowing. As a teacher, I of course had […]

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