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ERIC Number: ED532944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 150
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4166-1384-8
Minding the Achievement Gap One Classroom at a Time
Pollock, Jane E.; Ford, Sharon; Black, Margaret M.
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Do teachers have the power to close achievement gaps? Here's a book that boldly claims they do and lays out a blueprint for how to do something now to help students who are falling short of standards. Regardless of the student population you need to address--English language learners, special education, or just the unmotivated and hard to teach--this book equips you with planning, teaching, and assessment practices that support more effective learning in every student. Learn how to make small, specific adjustments every day, on a classroom-by-classroom basis, to: (1) Improve all students' access to, interaction with, and mastery of lesson content; (2) Design daily lessons that clarify learning goals and use high-yield learning strategies; and (3) Encourage students to seek feedback and reflect on their progress. By focusing on teaching habits that are deliberate and purposeful, the authors help you: (1) Reach academically at-risk students who don't "do school" well and appear unmotivated by increasing their engagement and helping them become master learners; (2) Boost the academic achievement of English language learners by addressing content and language goals and monitoring their progress toward both language acquisition and knowledge acquisition during pull-out or inclusion classroom time; and (3) Improve the performance of special education students by synchronizing teaching and assessment between co-teachers or intensifying instruction and feedback in a pull-out or resource classroom. This book is companion to the ASCD best-seller "Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time," which explains the four critical areas of teaching and describes how to align teaching with an updated synthesis of proven best practices. [For the related book, "Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time," see ED509098.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development