Are Hope and Engagement Key Student Success Indicators?

Engagement is driven when students know how to apply what they know. Have you seen the 2016 Gallup Student Poll?  According to Gallup, the Student Poll will track for 10 years the hope, engagement, and well-being of public school students in grades 5 through 12 across the United States. But what do these measurements really tell…

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The scalability of individualized instruction in math intervention

Great intentions do not always equate to great results.  Anyone who has spent any time in education comes to realize this.  Recently, ASCD has been promoting a well-intentioned approach to differentiated instruction. Their article “Differentiating without Drowning”  maintains that teachers should: “Choose two students on whom to focus your differentiated instruction or lesson (who isn’t…

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