Podcast

TnT 25 How preassessment data and Lexile scores will change the way you teach

In this final installment of my series on examining student data, we look at how preassessment data and Lexile scores can really illuminate gaps in learning for students in any subject area. Getting baseline data in the form a preassessment can help teachers know what skills students come prepared with, and what they may need…

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TnT 24 Latisha Chisholm, LICSW explains how you can best serve your students with IEPs

Students with disabilities that are mainstreamed have unique educational struggles that all teachers must address. New teachers often wonder what they’re required to do with students with IEPs, and how to balance that with the million other things they need to take care of. Latisha Chisholm, LICSW dispels myths and misconceptions about teaching students with…

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TnT 23 What to look for and notice when examining student demographics

On the first day of school, neither you nor your students know much about each other. However, looking at their demographic data prior to that initial meeting can help you get a clearer picture of their particular circumstances. From their socioeconomic status to their English language proficiency, you can use this data before the school year…

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TnT 22 Five types of data you must collect at the beginning of the school year

At the beginning of the school year, many teachers prioritize tasks such as setting up their classroom, going over the curriculum, working on their syllabus, and ironing out classroom procedures and policies. But do they spend the same amount of energy examining student data? Teachers can’t effectively differentiate and measure student growth without first collecting and…

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TnT 21 Sam Fecich’s tips on how preservice teachers can make the most of their education

Preservice teachers have a unique task of cramming as much information and experience on pedagogy, classroom management, educational technology, and much more. How can they leverage what they learn in their credentialing programs so that they have a higher chance of success? Dr. Sam Fecich dives into the core essentials and even has even created…

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