Almost ALL Students Can Learn to Read

We have a reading issue in our nation. About 50% of students are not learning to read, even though about 95% have the cognitive ability to do so. You see, even with decades of reading research, our curricular practices don’t yet match what the science of reading research indicates. If you’re ready to start to …

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How to Teach a Brain in Pain: Sound Sensitivity

Please follow me to receive up-coming postings for How to Teach a Brain in Pain A student with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may have an extreme sensitivity to sound as a result of that injury. For these students, when startled by a sound, the brain may get agitated, making it a challenge to learn. …

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Top Books About School Leadership

These books are good reads for those interested in educational leadership.  I’ve curated some of the best to make it easy for you to see examples of leadership books to read. Follow this blog to be notified when new books are added.     This site contains affiliate links to products. We may receive a …

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Know these symptoms of a brain with a traumatic brain injury (TBI)

A student with a traumatic brain injury may have numerous symptoms. Loads of symptoms. If a person is hit while playing a sport, such as boxing, football, or hockey, there is always the possibility of brain trauma. Any hit to the head can cause a traumatic brain injury. You cannot see the damage to your …

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Clarifying the Difference Between Proficiency Scales and Rubrics

Right here. Right now. A quick overview of the differences between proficiency scales and rubrics – and my proficiency scale rubric.   In districts and schools throughout the country, staff members have worked to develop proficiency scales to help make learning expectations clearer for students. And that’s a good thing. As a part of this …

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There’s No Rule

This book is filled with practical leadership insights for your own reflection – and those of aspiring and experienced leaders with whom you work. This book is for leaders – of any age – who make decisions that bring positive energy, shared values, and kindness as they bravely set examples for others to follow. Share …

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How to Disaggregate Data: A NEW Microcredential for School and District Leaders

If you are an aspiring administrator, a rookie, or an administrator with plenty of experience, you’ll find important insights, content, and core skills related to disaggregating achievement data. Get a copy of the flyer. Learn more! Know data. Know answers. Dr. Deborah Wahlstrom Disaggregation is one of the most important skills needed in using data …

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