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January 4, 2014

Online Seminar: The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching

From Thursday’s inbox…

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12-touchstonesOnline seminar
The 12 Touchstones
of Good Teaching
If a simple checklist could make your life in the classroom easier and more effective, would you use it? Join McREL authors Bryan Goodwin and Elizabeth Ross Hubbell for a three-part, online seminar showing how a checklist of best practices can help keep you focused on what matters most for student achievement. Get practical tools and strategies you can use right away in your classroom.

Session One: January 28, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (MST)

Being Demanding: Helping students turn high expectations into success
Session Two: February 25, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (MST)

Being Supportive: Getting results with your “softer side”

Session Three: March 25, 2:00-3:30 p.m. (MDT)

Being Intentional: Planning your work and working your plan
Free book download
The Balanced Leadership Framework®
This handbook describes the 21 responsibilities of effective school leaders that McREL identified in its meta-analysis of research on leadership. Learn the concept of “balanced leadership,” knowing when and how to maintain the status quo and when and how to challenge it, and explore three key areas of effective leadership:
  • Focus of leadership–the areas a principal targets for school improvement efforts
  • Building purposeful community–helping the school community coalesce around clear goals
  • Magnitude of change–understanding the implications of change efforts for stakeholders and adjusting leadership behaviors accordingly
Upcoming workshop
Common Core Mathematics:
Moving from Understanding to Implementation
Denver, Colorado     February 11-12, 2014
Get the essential tools, templates, and information you’ll need to bridge the gap from knowing to doing. Learn about the instructional shifts in the Common Core for math, how to design effective lessons, and how to ensure that classroom assessments align with the rigor required in the new standards.
studying_girl.jpgUpcoming workshop
Text Complexity and Close Reading for Common Core English Language Arts
Denver, Colorado     February 11-12, 2014
Increase your understanding of text complexity and how close reading of complex texts can foster student gains in reading proficiency. Explore ways to measure text complexity, and practice strategies for close reading of complex texts using step-by-step guidance for explicit teaching of reading in the content areas.
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