Fall 2008

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What does successful teacher leadership look like? What can you do to move into a leadership position?
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A Chicago mentoring program helps new teachers build connections with disadvantaged students.

Teacher Sourcebook Spring Issue
Many teachers today are looking for ways to attend to students' unique learning needs and give them as much individual support as possible.
Teacher book groups are gaining traction as a way to reflect on ideas and create change in schools.
Many new teachers need help adjusting to the growing diversity of today's public schools, according to a new survey report.
An online program gives students multiple ways to collaborate and show their work.
An independent audit of a Florida professional development program in literacy instruction offers the latest evidence that purposeful teacher training can lead to quantifiable gains in student learning.
Research to date on the impact of certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards has pretty much missed the point, concludes a report by 10 teachers who've earned the credential.
Who says staff development can’t be a form of subject-area scholarship?
Selected online resources on addressing diverse student-learning needs and styles.
Visitors to teachermagazine.org sound off on differentiated instruction, standardized tests, and the benefits of NCLB.
A co-teaching arrangement spurs improvement for both special education students and their mainstream peers.
How to make reading assignments as enriching as possible to all levels of students.
It’s one thing to teach kids. It’s a whole other thing to make sure what we’re teaching is of high quality.
Tamara Fisher explains a way to help advanced students move ahead and learn at their own level.
Making up their own stories helps students learn material in fresh ways.
Ideas for boosting acheivement for an at-risk group.
Carol Ann Tomlinson explains how differentiated instruction works and why we need it now.
The "response to intervention" framework is helping teachers in Iowa better understand and address students learning needs.
A renowned professional development program helps teachers use writing as a tool for classroom discovery.
A Chicago mentoring program helps new teachers build connections with disadvantaged students.
A selection of workshops, seminars, and conferences from September 2008 through March 2009.
A selection of books on differentiated instruction published within the last year.

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