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Yesterday, I had the pleasure of working with over a hundred teachers of the West Sonoma County Union High School District, who were gathered together at the library of El Molino High School in Forestville, California, for their back-to-school kick-off to start the year (the photo on the left shows the teachers engaged in a...
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The Common Core has made the learning of frequently used academic vocabulary words a top priority in their focus on creating standards in the public schools.   It follows then that finding just the right instructional strategies to teach these words is an important task for K-12 teachers.  Here is an 8-step strategic plan that you...
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It is part of federal law that students with special needs should have their strengths identified and described in their IEPs (IDEA 2004 Section 1414(d)(3)(A)).   And yet, when I search the special education literature online, I find virtually nothing dedicated to identifying strengths in these students. If a student is having difficulty in school,...
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