Chat Transcripts

November 27, 2012 The Common Core State Standards make dramatic changes in what it means to be literate in the digital age, drawing on emerging research on informational reading, text complexity and different reading styles in the disciplines. Our guests discussed what the research says about why these are important, and how teachers can ensure their students meet the new requirements.
November 13, 2012 In this live chat, author Doug Lemov answered questions on why practice is critical for effective teaching and what steps educators can take to integrate it into their work. In doing so, he explored themes from his newest book, Practice Perfect, such as how to design successful practice sessions, the role of feedback, and ways to instill a culture of practice at your school.
October 24, 2012 As more research and best practices emerge about blended learning, this approach to mix face-to-face instruction and online learning is evolving to incorporate a variety of different forms and strategies. Our guest discussed how blended learning has changed from its inception, what educators have learned throughout its evolution, and what factors create successful blended learning environments.
October 11, 2012 In this free live chat, Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski, co-authors of the recently published The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide, discussed best practices and strategies for working with second-language students and answered your questions on specific issues and challenges in ELL instruction.
October 2, 2012 What will it take for schools to see dramatic improvements in SAT and ACT scores? Representatives from both testing organizations discussed the latest scores from the class of 2012 and offered recommendations for moving the dial.
September 18, 2012 – Teacher
  In this chat, Maia Heyck-Merlin, author of the recently published The Together Teacher: Plan Ahead, Get Organized and Save Time!, offered advice on getting this school year off to a better, more orderly start.
September 14, 2012 – Education Week
  Our guests for this chat discussed why ELLs have shied away from virtual education, what that means for educators, and how to open up more online learning opportunities for this population of students. Our guests also talked about technology tools designed to support English-language learners in school and how they are being used.
June 27, 2012 – Education Week
  In honor of the 40th anniversary of Title IX, three Education Week writers discussed the academic, athletic, and social aspects of the law.
June 26, 2012 – Education Week
  High school seniors often want to cruise to the finish line of spring graduation rather than push to the end. Learn what some schools are doing to offer college-level courses, senior research projects, internships, and independent study to keep them engaged.
May 18, 2012 – Education Week
  This live chat explored how mathematics instruction could shift under the Common Core State Standards initiative, and the related professional-development needs—and challenges—for teachers.
April 9, 2012 – Education Week
  Our guests discussed why accountability is so important for virtual schools, what they are doing to ensure high-quality learning for students, and what challenges they face in meeting that goal.
March 23, 2012 – Education Week
  Everywhere you turn in K-12 education these days, it seems that someone somewhere is trying to do something "innovative." But how much of that work lives up to the word's meaning? Our chat guests discussed how to understand which new approaches are truly revolutionary, and which aren't.
February 27, 2012 – Education Week
  To save education dollars and encourage students to work hard, states and nonprofits are offering incentives for early high school graduation. Our guests spoke about the challenges and merits behind this movement in this online chat.
February 14, 2012 – Education Week
  Our guests in this chat shared their experiences establishing meaningful connections between their schools in the United States and schools in other countries.
January 13, 2012 – Education Week
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