De-escalating behavior: LISTEN

Date: May 28th, 2015

Watch this video to see how letting a kid speak and listening can help him solve his own problem.

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Behavior management: consistency with building rules

Date: May 20th, 2015

We reduce bigger behaviors when we consistently enforce building rules. Watch this video for more.

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#5 When your students add, can they explain how they got their answer?

Date: May 19th, 2015

Tom Schersten: It’s not until fourth grade that the common core standards expect kids to have memorized the traditional algorithms for addition and subtraction. That means that in the second and third grades, we have to have other ways of the kids modeling how their thinking is going.

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How to Align IEPs with Standards: Using Common Sense With the Common Core

Date: May 18th, 2015

In this very hands-on, 3-day training, participants will delve into specific tools and strategies they can use with Common Core State Standards to ensure that students with disabilities have access to challenging curriculum. Content will include: Tips on how to do a “close read” of the standards and how to identify major instructional shifts; Tools that guide […]

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IEP Boot Camp PreK-22: Using Data to Improve Teaching and Learning

Date: May 18th, 2015

Designing and implementing high-quality IEPs can be a daunting process. There are a lot of moving parts, such as collecting relevant data, managing meetings, and aligning IEPs with state standards. This 4-day Summer Institute will provide participants with all the tools they need to develop IEPs that “tell each student’s story” and embed meaningful strategies […]

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Use in-school suspension to teach skills

Date: May 14th, 2015

In-School Suspension should build skills in students. Watch this video for why this is so important and my tip on how to do it.

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Classroom management: deal with distractions to help kids focus

Date: May 7th, 2015

Students are very easily distracted while we are trying to teach the class. Watch this video for my tip on how to deal with those distractions.

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#4 The power of understanding place value when adding 3- and 4-digit numbers

Date: May 6th, 2015

Tom Schersten: This video is going to show the power of understanding place value when adding three- and four-digit numbers. Please take a look at the example that I have here: 375 add 256. I’m going to start adding on the left side, because I know that that stands for 300, and this is 200, […]

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