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T4 Setting Goals for Improvement In Action

Remember, an ETLP may be selected by the DLT, BLT, CT or in some instances the individual teacher. The following steps will help teachers set specific, measureable, achievable, relevant/rigorous, and time bound (SMART) goals for ongoing monitoring (Doran, 1981): Use Self-Assessment and Practice Profile resultsChoose a single ETLP (or use the assigned ETLP) and select [...]

t7 Other Practices that Increase OTR

Other commercial programs have evidence of their impact on learning through numerous opportunities to respond. Computer assisted instruction provides frequent responses and immediate feedback on results to enhance motivation and learning. Class-wide Peer Tutoring provides a systematic approach to reciprocal peer tutoring that promotes high levels of on-task behavior by simultaneously engaging all students. Direct [...]

Giving Students Tools to Drive their Brains

Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving http://www.edutopia.org/blog/metacognition-gift-that-keeps-giving-donna-wilson-marcus-conyers WWW.EDUTOPIA.ORG By teaching students to "drive their own brain" through metacognition, we provide a concrete way to guide them think about how they can best learn. Dr. Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyer talks uses the metaphor of "driving the brain" to describe metacognition.   In this short piece [...]

Let’s Play Ball! (First Inning)

We’re swinging for the fences. School improvement efforts need to stop sending our players to the minors and step up to the plate. In Missouri, school improvement is about playing as a team. School improvement is not a stats game solely relying on test scores. It is a multi-layered approach that focuses on effective teaching [...]