Resources for educators who want to create the best possible school environment for teachers and students.
DOCUMENTS FOR EDUCATORS
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Use this process to plan high-quality classroom routines. Then teach, practice, and tweak the routine until it works really well in your classroom. Then ask your peers to give you feedback, and possibly certify that this has reached the standard of a high quality classroom routine.
The rubric for the Essential Math Skills defines proficiency for each skill. Skills should be demonstrated over a period of time (at least 2 weeks) using at least three or four different learning materials or learning contexts.
This is a tool for middle school, high school, and adult learners to assess their own learning strengths and preferences. In about an hour, you will learn how to devise a learning plan that works best for you!
The Preschool to Grade 3 Essential Skill Inventories offer a simple framework to ensure that more students develop competency in crucial language, literacy, sensory-motor, numeracy, self-care, and self-regulation skills. A competency based learning system asks teachers to understand the individual needs of students, and carefully lead them on the pathway to competency.
The Preschool Essential Skill Inventory provides a competency based learning framework for the essential skills in every domain of early childhood. The inventory keeps teachers on track to help every child develop these skills which predict readiness for Kindergarten and on-going learning success
For decades, educators have worked within a public school system that requires us to wait for students to develop severe learning problems before we declare them eligible for special education and finally offer significant learning support.
Allowing students to struggle for years as they move toward eligibility is frustrating and wrong.Waiting for a child to develop a significant discrepancy between potential and achievement—the failure model—is a discredited idea.
The Early Learning Success Initiative offers an alternative approach in which students’ skills are carefully monitored and classroom teachers can quickly receive support to help them understand and respond to the needs of at-risk students.
In school districts and in states across the county, the tendency to ask teachers to include more content in the plan for instruction has become unrelenting. Along these same lines, the recent push toward the creation of national standards for grade-level content, if not implemented strategically, could increase the mad dash toward more coverage, possibly resulting in less student learning. From the vital early learning years through high school and beyond, it is time to reconsider how we race through content. It has become our responsibility to help every possible child develop solid early learning skills and a love of learning and to encourage ongoing successful learning throughout life
Resources for teachers who want to help their students succeed and excel in school and life.
Barnett and Belfield offer a compelling review of the research which supports improving preschool options for America’s children.
ARTICLES FOR EDUCATORS
The following documents are property of the Love and Logic Institute. Please feel free to download or print any of the following pdf’s. NOTE: These articles are free to use, but cannot, in any form, be altered.