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Nurturing Minds: Strategies for Vocabulary Development in Middle and High School Classrooms

Vocabulary Development is the foundation upon which students build their understanding of various subjects, enabling them to express themselves articulately and engage with complex concepts. In content classrooms, where subjects like science, social studies, and mathematics demand specialized terminology, Vocabulary Development becomes even more critical.

Scaffolding Instruction to Help Multilingual Learners in the Classroom – Video Series Introduction

As the number of multilingual learners (MLs) in classrooms continues to increase, teachers in all disciplines must be prepared to meet their needs as part of regular, core instruction. Federal law dictates that MLs have equitable access to grade-level standards, and...

The Importance of Procedural Fluency in Mathematics

Procedural fluency is the ability to perform mathematical procedures accurately, efficiently, and flexibly, and is fundamental for success in mathematics.

From Teacher Monologue to Academic Dialogue: Engaging Students in Content Conversations

From Teacher Monologue to Academic Dialogue: Engaging Students in Content Conversations

Dialogic discussion makes speakers and listeners of everyone, opening up the possibility of co-constructed learning with teachers as facilitators. Beers and Probst, like most literacy experts, including the Collaborative for Teaching and Learning (CTL), advocate for less monologic and more dialogic interaction in classrooms, creating the type of authentic engagement that instills confidence in students by making them an integral part of the learning.

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Let Them Think!

Let Them Think!

With thoughtful planning, a supportive environment, and a commitment to the process, we can help students become more critical thinkers, creative problem-solvers, and engaged learners.

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Kid-Led Summer Book Clubs

Kid-Led Summer Book Clubs

Would your child be interested in leading their own summer book club? Book clubs are one way to encourage independent, social, and guided play in your learner, all while growing their love for reading!

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