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“The book provides a root cause analysis of why so many students are failing in America's public schools. The materials translate research into practice and provide a rich collection of data for instructional strategies.”

—Mary Reeve, Director, Services for Exceptional Students

Gallup McKinley County Schools, NM

Innovative, research-based strategies to reach all the learners in your class!

This second edition of the best-selling volume in the What Every Teacher Should Know series presents critical information about teaching learners from diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, language, ability, and special needs backgrounds.

Updated throughout, this essential guide assimilates new data about how the brain processes information and provides tools for understanding and working with diverse students, including a cultural proficiency checklist, a vocabulary pretest and posttest, and a vocabulary summary. Donna Walker Tileston ...

Which Teaching and Learning Strategies Make the Most Difference in Closing the Gap?
Which teaching and learning strategies make the most difference in closing the gap?

We speak a great deal about using “best practices” but what are they and how do we know that an instructional practice really will make a difference in students“ lives? I always say that we need to teach vocabulary first to our students so I will walk the talk here and begin by defining what makes an instructional practice considered best practice.

What Is a Best Practice?

An instructional strategy is considered to be a best practice when it has been proven through research to have a high effect on student learning. The research that leads to this conclusion has, at ...

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