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Creating Quality Clear Learning Targets

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To what extent do students understand what they are supposed to learn in your class? How do you know?  These questions provide food for thought as to how we share our knowledge with our students. Often times, we make assumptions that students know what we want them to learn. Clear Learning Targets provide one method that we can use to ... Read More »

Are your essential questions REALLY essential?

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In his critically-acclaimed book, The Seven Habits of Highly Successful People, Stephen R. Covey said, “To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of y our destination.  It means to know where you’re going so that you better understand where you are now so that the steps you take are always in the right ... Read More »

Interactive Notes

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Whether students are reading fiction or nonfiction, Interactive Notes provides students with specific “look fors” before, during, and after reading. This literacy strategy provides structure and choice as teachers can choose “some” specific tasks or have students choose tasks from the list. Click here to view a PDF version of Interactive Notes. Read More »