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Teacher Agency: Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset

Originally posted on User Generated Education:
It is a myth that we operate under a set of oppressive bureaucratic constraints. In reality, teachers have a great deal of autonomy in the work they chose to do in their classrooms. In most cases it…

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When Feedback Met Bloom

Originally posted on @LeadingLearner:
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of listening to Dylan Wiliam or reading John Hattie’s work then you will see there is definitely a meeting of minds, the meeting of two great minds if truth be told. …

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To support or not support? That is the question. Shanahan argued that, learning to read is an interaction between a learner, a text, and a teacher. This link illustrates two theories that are being applied in US schools on a … Continue reading

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Assessment and Accommodations: A Response to Dr. Shanahan’s Blog, The Lindsay Lohan Award for Poor Judgment or Dopey Doings in the Annals of Testing

On July 21st, Dr. Shanahan awarded the Lindsay Lohan award to the PARCC consortium for its poor decision on allowing its reading test to be read to struggling readers. Namely, PARCC has permitted a read-to accommodation for K-12 learners identified … Continue reading

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SoMIRAC’s 21st Century Newsletter

The second edition of the 21st Century Literacy Leaders newsletter is now available. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide specialized information to Maryland’s literacy leaders. As our state’s schools build teacher capacity in preparation for the Common Core State … Continue reading

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SoMIRAC’s 21st Century Literacy Leaders Committee unveils its inaugural newsletter

The State of Maryland International Reading Association Council’s 21st Century Literacy Leaders Committee released its first bi-monthly newsletter. The purpose of this newsletter is to provide specialized information to Maryland’s literacy leaders. As our state’s schools build teacher capacity in preparation for the Common Core … Continue reading

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Originally posted on sheronbrownphd.com:
Close reading will present a serious challenge unless there is a clear plan that considers the implementation process and elements from the psychology of change. This morning I reflected on last week. I recalled a…

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New Information, Old Hat Lessons

I have just finished reading this book, “Getting to the Core of English Language Arts Grades 6-12,” and my assessment of its quality and efficacy is split. To be specific, the chapters that discuss the standards themselves are great, while … Continue reading

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