One of the best RTI teaching strategies to improve reading comprehension is reciprocal teaching – an instructional strategy involving discussion as well as using reading strategies to improve comprehension of text. Reciprocal teaching uses a four-step method – often referred to as the “Fab Four” – t [...]
How can we meet these students’ needs without neglecting some other part of the workload? It can be pretty tough to carve out the time. Well, there’s a teaching strategy to help students who need additional help, using audio books and online resources.
I was blessed to spend a great day with some of the great administrators of Everett School District. We talked about how to successfully implement inclusive classrooms and co-teaching in the district and I was gratified to see the dedication and commitment of these administrators.
I was a high school teacher during the mini-skateboard (they were officially called “Fingerboards”) craze of the early 2000’s. At the time, I worked with students who had trouble with self-control, focusing, and getting their work done. The day that a mini-skateboard flipped off a desk and hit anoth [...]
When we embrace our children’s natural strengths and structure learning in a way that celebrates these talents, they will love to learn and ultimately become the person they were meant to be.