Planning for High-Level Comprehension

Planning for High-Level Comprehension

Comprehension work is critical work when we engage students with a text. Understanding and enacting the steps for planning a high-level comprehension task will help teachers provide students instructional opportunities that set every student up for success.

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Meeting Challenges with Commitment and Cariño Is a Good Life

Meeting Challenges with Commitment and Cariño Is a Good Life

Never doubt the big impact something small can create. A tiny acorn grows into a towering tree, providing air for the world around it to breathe. A flicker of ember being carried by the wind can spark a towering inferno. And then there is Executive Director Rosita Apodaca, who announced her retirement after 22-years with the IFL and a lifetime of inspiring students and fighting to ensure that each and every child are given a fulfilling educational experience.

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Defining the Post-Pandemic New Normal: 6 Things to Think About for School Reopening

Defining the Post-Pandemic New Normal: 6 Things to Think About for School Reopening

Examining ways that school systems can rethink preparation for high-stakes testing, so that it does not highjack the rest, can help establish a post-pandemic new normal. Based on our research-informed work in schools and classrooms, no matter how well-intended, the current system of rewards and sanctions tied to test scores has negatively impacted opportunities for meaningful, high-quality learning experiences that prepare learners for college, career, and community engagement. This has disproportionately impacted students of color, those impacted by poverty, and multi-language learners.

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TalkMoves.com: An Application of Real-Time Evidence of Their Mathematics Discussions

TalkMoves.com: An Application of Real-Time Evidence of Their Mathematics Discussions

Have you ever left a classroom discussion and cannot remember what questions you asked? To reflect on practice and consequently to know what to continue and what to modify, teachers need evidence and data of their own facilitation of discussions. Talkmoves, an app that processes Accountable Talk® (AT) math classroom discussion and feeds back the data (typically in about an hour) can support teachers with enhancing their practice!

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