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Data-informed Practices for Foundational Skills Instruction: Our Top Five Practices

Tamara Williams Lenora Forsythe We’re delighted to feature this blog post co-authored by fifth-grade teacher and reading interventionist Tamara Williams and former reading coach and first- and third-grade…

Nov 17, 2020  |  By Tamara Williams & Lenora Forsythe
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SEL Essentials: Reimagining Our Discipline Practices

A teacher I work with recently related the following story to me. Over the last few weeks of teaching virtually, she became frustrated with the behavior of one…

Oct 29, 2020  |  By Peter Brunn & Kristy Rauch
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What COVID-19 Cannot Take From Us

For me, becoming a virtual teacher has been filled with pitfalls, humor, hard work, and, finally, joy. This journey has not been an easy one. Like most of…

Oct 20, 2020  |  By Kathy King-Dickman
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Small Groups: A Go-to Solution For Meeting Students’ Wants And Needs

Here at Collaborative Classroom, we are committed to helping students develop a lifelong passion for reading. We believe this passion is nurtured when students have opportunities to engage…

Oct 8, 2020  |  By Julie Wright & Katy Cortelyou
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A Conversation about Writing Instruction with Elyse Eidman-Aadahl of the National Writing Project

The National Writing Project (NWP) is one of Collaborative Classroom’s most distinguished partners. NWP played a vital role in the development of our comprehensive writing curriculum, Being a…

Oct 6, 2020  |  By Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
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SEL Essentials: Prosocial Skills: Anchors in a Storm

I recently read a quote attributed to Corrie ten Boom, a Dutch watchmaker who helped many Jews escape the Nazis during World War II: “In order to realize…

Sep 14, 2020  |  By Kristy Rauch
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