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MTSS Implementation Consultation Want to talk to someone about scaling up Multi-tiered Support System (MTSS) implementation at your school or district? Comprehensive MTSS implementation is essential but it also presents challenges that district’s often cannot solve on their own. Both experience and research support the use of layered approaches to
What Read Alouds Can I Use to Launch Literacy Blocks? Here are 6 Books To Start The Year…
Sarah Miller, M. Ed., Author Many of us are embarking on our first or second week of school for the new year. And yes, we may also be in the midst of organizing classrooms, creating bulletin board displays, structuring classroom libraries, mapping out the upcoming days of school, and considering
Ellen A. Thompson, Ed. D., author Sometimes when I read books on the teaching of reading, I miss the part where the actual reader comes into the process. Everything is “done” to them – not with them as individuals. I think this matters. Each reader in our classroom comes to
Thinking about beginning the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards process?
by, Ellen A. Thompson, Ed. D., Thoughts from a Longtime educator… I left teaching my multiage, primary classroom in 1999. The very same year that I applied for and received my National Board Certification. As I sit at my computer these 23 years later, I find myself often thinking about
How can teachers nurture their own creative development?
A new blogpost by Melanie Stultz-Backus, PLL, Literacy Consultant Pied Beauty By Gerard Manley Hopkins, 1877 Glory be to God for dappled things– For skies of couple-color as a brinded cow; For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim; Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;