I believe that a fundamental piece of civic discourse is not only knowing what you think is "true" and "right". But also knowing people on the other side think. This article will give you that insight. It's interesting to read and is a good kernal of knowledge to tuck away after you process and know what you think.
What Induction Coaches Do by Dawn Casey-Rowe, Social Studies Teacher and Learnist Evangelist New teachers face many challenges. They are entering the field at one of the most demanding times ever, and turnover is high....
Highly effective...this strategy really helps students understand the difference between the kinds of informal communications they have with each other and what they might use in a more formal setting like school.
Time and again, teachers have proved that using something like this paper blogging allows students to learn how to make high quality comments, peer-tutor/edit with each other, and get strategies from looking at each other's work. Then they are more focused about what they should do once they are working alone in their own blog.
This teacher provides an example of that instructional strategy.
The RAND study shows that it takes at least 6 months to plan a high quality summer school program AND that the programs should operate for 5-6 weeks, 3-4 hours per day in order to have a significant impact on student performance.
Do we have the money to do this? How did your district's summer school program look if you use the bullet points for comparison?