Student achievement at Denison Elementary School has been rising for years. They’re one of the top schools for academic growth in Cleveland. According to their ANet coach, it’s all about targeted support—for leaders, for teachers, and for students.Read More
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Filtering by Category: Teacher Tips
Schools that get breakthrough results have one thing in common: they expect students to do most of the work themselves. Here are five ways to encourage productive struggle.Read More
Teachers at Mary Walsh Elementary School use qualitative data to differentiate instruction for students. In this video, a 3rd grade teacher explains her system and how she adapts her lessons. Then, watch her speak to students in her classroom to gauge their needs!Read More
In an interview with ANet, Kimberly Phillips, principal of University Prep Science and Math Elementary, describes how her school creates equity through rich math tasks.Read More
Text talks—those “book clubs” that help teachers plan instruction—represent a completely new approach to planning for most educators. Are you ready to try text talks at your school? Here is Fall Hamilton’s advice for implementing them as part of text-based planning.Read More
Just imagine a planning session that leaves you more energized and confident for class—or don’t imagine and watch this video of a text talk!Read More
The harsh reality for many teachers is that students may be several years behind grade-level. Here's a strategy to engage students in grade-level math and fill gaps simultaneously.Read More
Here are two instructional practices Liberty teachers use to ensure the school’s youngest students become confident, lifelong readers.Read More
In this video, a 4th grade teacher from Fall Hamilton shares her perspective on what it was like to transition from a standards-based to text based approach to planning.Read More
If you ask Mission Achievement and Success Charter School for the secret to success, you’ll likely hear “data.” But it’s not just about collecting data. It’s about using data to enhance teaching.Read More
How to analyze student data: Make sure you celebrate student, not numbers.Read More
How to analyze student data: Balance data with context to use data to inform teaching.Read More
In this two-minute video, an eighth-grade math teacher talks about the value of sharing different strategies, how she fosters meta-cognition, and what she does to prep for student sharing.
Chicago teacher Corey Moore talks about the value of peer-to-peer collaboration—for students and teachers. (1-minute video)Read More
The best school years that I had as a teacher all began the same way—focusing on teaching content while ensuring that the systems and routines complemented the learning.Read More