Carefully selected articles and resources for principals and SLTs
“The success of cooperative learning is evident not only in the classroom but at all levels in our organization, including faculty meetings, senior administrative meetings, parent councils, school committees and student leadership.”
Kagan knows a thing or two about building supportive teams. To build effective learning teams, we do teambuilding. And to build a cohesive staff, we do staffbuilding. Free Resource included!
“It is critical for leaders to send a consistent message to staff. What is more impactful to our teachers is not what we SAY but what we DO. Staff members pay attention to our actions.”
Dr Vern Minor explores two models as they relate to effective teaching practice – The Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model and Charlotte Danielson: The Framework for Teaching.
Spencer Kagan discusses whether gifted students should be in separate classes and whether cooperative learning is an effective teaching strategy for these students.
Dr Jacqui Minor shares 9 points on gifted students: ” When a teacher uses a range of structures that include Multiple Intelligences and Thinking structures, gifted students are stretched and other students are recognized as well…”
A handy sheet with all effect sizes in order lowest to highest. What strategies are prevalent in your school? Are they more what works, or what works best?
The United States, like most countries in the world, faces two challenges with regard to academic achievementand reducing the discrepancy in educational outcomes.