E-flections of an Educator

Weekly Web Wanderings (weekly)

Posted on: February 8, 2014

  • Guided Math is a structure for teaching whereby a teacher supports each child’s development of mathematical proficiency at increasing levels of difficulty, within the context of a small group.  It is premised on the idea that working with children in small groups, provides powerful possibilities for reaching all children where they enter and taking them to the next level.  In Guided Math groups, students engage in standards-based, rigorous, engaging meaning making learning opportunities where the teacher focuses on a particular concept, strategy or skill. Teachers facilitate this learning through hands-on, scaffolded conversations and intensive questioning.

    tags: Math elementary guided math

  • Identity safe classrooms are those in which teachers strive to ensure students that their social identities are an asset rather than a barrier to success in the classroom.  And, through strong positive relationships and opportunities to learn, they feel they are welcomed, supported, and valued as members of the learning community.

    tags: Title_I teaching culturally responsive

  • For over 40 years Gary Howard has been supporting individuals and organizations in their efforts to achieve greater equity and social justice in their professional practices and systemic outcomes. Whether it is through keynote speeches, workshops, leadership institutes, online courses, or writing, his central guiding passion is to help create schools and communities that serve our children well and strengthen the foundation of pluralistic democracy.

    tags: Title_I culturally responsive equity poverty at-risk

  • “LDC CoreTools is an educator-designed online platform that enables teachers to collaboaratively create, manage, and revise Common Core-aligned curriculum using the Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) framework.

    Using CoreTools, teachers can leverage the wisdom of the LDC community of practice by accessing curriculum exemplars and teacher-created help resources throughout the platform, as well as by utilizing features that allow for real-time co-authoring, commenting, and sharing with teacher colleagues and literacy coaches.

    CoreTools optimizes teacher efficiency during every step of the LDC process, which results in increased professional growth for teachers and improved outcomes for students.”

    Registration required (free).

    tags: elementary HS MS CCSS

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