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Heavily Decorated Classrooms Disrupt Attention and Learning In Young Children - Association for Psychological Science

Heavily Decorated Classrooms Disrupt Attention and Learning In Young Children - Association for Psychological Science | Professional Learning Community | Scoop.it

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Chris Wejr's curator insight, June 1, 2014 1:37 AM
Interesting study that also validates the work of Shanker on "visual clutter". We put so much effort into our classrooms to make them engaging... Do we put too much?
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How to Raise a Reader: 5 Tips for Parents

How to Raise a Reader: 5 Tips for Parents | Professional Learning Community | Scoop.it

When my son Jack was in preschool, he read Charlotte’s Web aloud fluently to his classmates. When he was in kindergarten, he began disappearing into his room for a few hours every afternoon to read...


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Chris Wejr's curator insight, February 4, 2014 1:31 AM
Some ideas about how to encourage habits and joy in reading.
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The seven messages of highly effective reading teachers

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In 1982, the late, great NZ reading researcher Marie Clay identified a group of children having difficulty learning to read as “tangled tots (with) reading knots”. She was referring to children who, despite…

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Chris Wejr's curator insight, May 1, 2014 9:50 AM

Here are 7 messages about teaching reading... what would you add?  What would you change?

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Making a Difference in Student Achievement Using the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts: What School and District Leaders Need to Know

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Forty-five states, several US territories, and the District of Columbia have adopted the new Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (CCSS-ELA).

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Making the grade on report cards: an ongoing debate

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The debate over letter grades on report cards for elementary school students has been brewing in B.C. for at least the past two decades and probably much longer.

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Chris Wejr's curator insight, January 10, 2014 10:30 AM

More on the debate about grades and reports cards...

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Kids Do Well if They Can Ross Greene #1 - YouTube

This is the most important theme of Collaborative Problem Solving: the belief that if kids could do well they would do well. In other words, if the kid had t...

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Chris Wejr's curator insight, April 10, 2014 8:16 PM

This shift in philosophy changed everything for me.

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PD Toolkits for CCSS English Language Arts K - 8 | ELA Repository

PD Toolkits for CCSS English Language Arts K - 8 | ELA Repository | Professional Learning Community | Scoop.it

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Key Shifts of the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy - Awesome #ccss #ccchat #engchat

Key Shifts of the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy - Awesome #ccss #ccchat #engchat | Professional Learning Community | Scoop.it
In this article written for Colorín Colorado, ELL expert Susan Lafond provides an overview of the ways in which Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Literacy differ from the standards that states currently use.

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