What does it mean to be a teacher today, when students are more diverse in language, culture, race, and social class than ever before? Sonia Nieto found and interviewed 22 teachers of varying backgrounds and school settings who help answer the question of what effective, culturally responsive teaching looks like in the real world. Their stories of success, failure, frustration and hope will resonate with everyone who has struggled to meet the needs of diverse students in our current sociopolitical context.
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Bringing Standards to Life: Teaching for Engagement, Inquiry, and Understanding, Grades K-12
Jan 17-20, 2014 (MLK Jr. Weekend)
Presented by Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, Nancy Steineke, Donalyn Miller, Kristin Ziemke, and Sara Ahmed.
This is the ninth in our series of "Reading the City Institutes," in which educators don't just get talked at - they do. The program offers a compelling mix of keynote sessions, breakout workshops, and "homerooms."
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I have read the response to the "diminishing returns" on testing a student further than a year above grade level. Would the best guage of progress, then, when testing these students be the "beyond" and "about" the text comprehension questions? I hope the database allows us to view these results so w ...
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Lucy Calkins, founding director of the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, and lead author of the Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing series and Kate Roberts, staff developer at the TCRWP and coauthor of Falling in Love with Close Reading will unpack the implications of the Common Core State Standards for writing at a workshop sponsored by the Center for Development and Learning. To learn more and to register visit www.cdl.org or call 504.840.9786.
For more than three decades Heinemann has supported teachers as they refine their craft and adjust to the shifting educational landscape. In establishing new national principles and goals in education, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) promise to play a powerful role in shaping our teaching environment. more »