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The Power of Conferring and Collaborating with Peers

I will never forget listening in on a peer conference with second grader Cruz and his writing partner more than two decades ago. Cruz had just finished reading…

Jan 25, 2021  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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How Caring School Community Supports Students in Managing Their Own Behaviors

For over three decades I took pride in the fact that my classroom was run in a manner that, at the time, seemed effective. My students were motivated…

Jan 25, 2021  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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Considerations for Supporting English Language Learners within Remote Learning, Part 3

In Part One and Part Two of this blog series, we dug in to our first best practice for supporting English language learners within remote learning: providing them…

Dec 3, 2020  |  By Veronica Vasquez
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Making IDR Matter in a Virtual Setting

On a recent afternoon, a few colleagues and I actually had time to catch our breath after many weeks of adjusting to our ever-changing lives here at school.…

Dec 1, 2020  |  By Stacey Abeyta
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Writing Conferences, Part Two: Seven Common Struggles

As I admitted in Part One of this two-part blog series, early in my career, I didn’t confer often. If I did, it was only every once in…

Nov 24, 2020  |  By Beth Winschuh
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Considerations for Supporting English Language Learners within Remote Learning, Part 2

In Part One of this blog series, we examined the importance of providing explicit instruction of complete, precise, and rich academic language for English language learners during remote…

Nov 11, 2020  |  By Veronica Vasquez
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