May 15, 2013 During this online chat, Maddie Witter, author of Reading Without Limits, offered practical strategies teachers can begin using "on Monday" to improve reading skills and motivation for kids across ability and grade levels. She answered questions on how implementing a combination of choice, shared, and guided reading can better prepare students for independent reading tasks.
April 2, 2013 In this chat, Kelley King, the author of Writing the Playbook: A Practitioner's Guide to Creating a Boy-Friendly School, discussed the differences in the ways boys and girls learn and identify common school practices that have unintended negative outcomes for boys. She also answered your questions about closing gender gaps in academic achievement, with focused advice on professional development, relationship building, schoolwide planning, and instructional strategies.
March 29, 2013 Our guests in this chat addreseds the necessary steps to share education data between districts and states, and how to provide meaningful data to teachers to help them improve instruction.
March 6, 2013 In this chat, Kathy T. Glass, author of Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, discussed how to translate the new Reading/ELA standards into effective curriculum units. She discussed developing unit maps, differentiating instruction, making connections across units, and building common core-aligned lessons that are rigorous and relevant.
February 26, 2013 Social networking can now provide teachers with new access to experts, curricula, and model initiatives around the world. Instructional technology specialist Kyle Pace helped train educators to tap into social networking and find valuable resources they could not get otherwise.
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