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Do teachers have the power to close achievement gaps? Here's a book that boldly claims they do and lays out a blueprint for how to do something now to help students who are falling short of standards. Regardless of the student population you need to address—English language learners, special education, or just the unmotivated and hard to teach—this book equips you with planning, teaching, and assessment practices that support more effective learning in every student. Learn how to make small, specific adjustments every day, on a classroom-by-classroom basis, to
- Improve all students’ access to, interaction with, and mastery of lesson content.
- Design daily lessons that clarify learning goals and use high-yield learning strategies.
- Encourage students to seek feedback and reflect on their progress.
By focusing on teaching habits that are deliberate and purposeful, the authors help you
- Reach academically at-risk students who don’t “do school” well and appear unmotivated by increasing their engagement and helping them become master learners.
- Boost the academic achievement of English language learners by addressing content and language goals and monitoring their progress toward both language acquisition and knowledge acquisition during pull-out or inclusion classroom time.
- Improve the performance of special education students by synchronizing teaching and assessment between co-teachers or intensifying instruction and feedback in a pull-out or resource classroom.
This book is companion to the ASCD best-seller Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time, which explains the four critical areas of teaching and describes how to align teaching with an updated synthesis of proven best practices.
(ASCD E-Book, 2011) PDF e-book accompanied by bonus MOBI and EPUB files for use on e-book readers like the Kindle and the Nook. See the e-book FAQ link for information about device compatibility.
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"One classroom at a time is the only way as a nation we can really address the reality of our ongoing achievement gap. Reading this book is a good first step for both “minding” and closing the achievement gap in your own classroom."
Julie Dermody, ESL teacher, Chapel Hill, NC
This review first appeared on Middleweb.com