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Ways to Support All Readers in Our Classrooms K-8

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Because of its deliberately simple and predictable structure, reading workshop allows teachers to adapt their instruction to meet students’ needs in the most responsive of ways. There are few topics that matter more than responsive teaching. Certainly, no two learners are the same, so no one curriculum could possibly meet all learners’ needs. Nowhere in the curriculum is this more true than in reading.

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Demystifying Small Groups in Reading: Supporting Students in Action K-8

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Written by  Anna Gratz Cockerille

“I think that many teachers have been subjected to intensive efforts to remake their small-group instruction so that it is 'just so.' There have been so many books written on how to lead small groups in precisely the right ways that too many teachers approach a little hub of readers, gripped by anxiety over doing this The Right Way. Meanwhile, the whole point is to be personal, be responsive, and to channel kids to do some work while you observe and coach.” 

– Lucy Calkins, in A Guide to the Reading Workshop

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Why Is Flipped Learning Important For The Classroom?

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Flipped learning and flipped classroom are current buzzwords in education. Entering either term in any search engine calls up articles and blogs posts by people sharing their successes using this pedagogical approach or asking questions about what it entails. But what is it and why is it important? Dana Johansen and Sonja Cherry-Paul are here to help you out.

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How Flipped Learning Helps Students

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Flipped learning and flipped classroom are current buzzwords in education. Entering either term in any search engine calls up articles and blogs posts by people sharing their successes using this pedagogical approach or asking questions about what it entails. But what is it? Dana Johansen and Sonja Cherry-Paul are here to help you out.

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Cultivating Understanding Through the Math Workshop Model

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Minds on Mathematics is a landmark, practical resource for bringing the workshop model to life in your math classroom. In today’s blog, which is adapted from the book, author Wendy Ward Hoffer discusses the heart behind the math workshop model and the benefits this instructional approach offers to you and your students.

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