Evidence-based best practices that improve classroom environments and assessment techniques!

If your goal is a smoother-running, participatory classroom and improved student achievement, you'll find essential best practices in this new resource, edited by a renowned education scholar, Robert Slavin.

Dr. Robert Slavin, Professor and Chairman of the Success for All Foundation, has gathered insights and findings from 26 leading education researchers, presented in succinct chapters focused on key aspects of teaching and classroom management practice. Readers will find: Strategies for assessment that address formative approaches, differentiated classrooms, the role of feedback in the assessment process, adaptation for the Common Core, and more; Proven techniques for classroom management, including immediate, positive steps that teachers can take; User-friendly content supported by quick-read charts and graphs

Drawing from the leading international experts in the field of teaching and originally published in the journal Better: Evidence-Based Education, this is a valuable new resource for education leaders at all levels.

Promoting Engagement with Check & Connect

Promoting engagement with check & connect
AngiePohl and KarenStorm

Angie Pohl and Karen Storm show how student engagement can be supported with the Check & Connect program.

The first advice new teachers receive about managing a classroom is to ensure that all students are fully engaged in learning. When children are meaningfully engaged in their learning, they are less likely to display disruptive behaviors, and teachers are able to focus on teaching rather than on discipline. Although engagement can be achieved for all learners, not all are engaged through universal school practices and core instruction. According to the Response to Intervention (RTI) model of tiered instructional support, educators can expect approximately 80 percent of their students to respond to universal interventions and ...

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