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Ojeda, Alejandro Gonzalez; Marshall, James M.; Fisher, Douglas – Educational Leadership and Administration: Teaching and Program Development, 2019
In 2013, the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) approved the implementation of a performance assessment for all preliminary services credential candidates. The result is what is now known as the California Administrator Performance Assessment (CalAPA). Consisting of three sub-assessments, prospective administrators will need to…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Administrator Evaluation, Principals, Workshops
Ippolito, Jacy; Fisher, Douglas – Educational Leadership, 2019
A disciplinary literacy framework suggests that content-area teachers are best positioned to guide students into discipline-specific ways of reading, writing, and communicating, such as teaching science students to write as scientists do. "Disciplinary literacy instruction" can move students beyond generic literacy strategies and prepare…
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Principals, Instructional Leadership
Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas; Hattie, John – Educational Leadership, 2018
For students, the authors argue, the ability to assess their own learning--that is, to actively understand their own progress and trajectory--can have a significant impact on achievement levels. The authors discuss factors associated with "assessment-capable learners" and offer examples of how to foster such characteristics in classrooms.
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Academic Achievement
Smith, Dominique; Frey, Nancy; Fisher, Douglas – Educational Leadership, 2018
Educators often encourage students to take risks and work hard to achieve well in school--an approach called "academic press." An assumption behind this approach is that students trust educators enough to take risks and embrace academic challenge; but when a safe, trustworthy environment isn't in place, students won't take risks and may…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Instructional Leadership, Trust (Psychology), Risk
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Marshall, James; Fisher, Douglas – Journal of School Administration Research and Development, 2018
California faces an increasing shortage of well-prepared, competent school leaders. These future instructional leaders will be required to play critical roles to assure the success of the schools they will lead. San Diego State University, in collaboration with three partner school districts in the region, developed the "five types of…
Descriptors: Administrators, Administrator Effectiveness, Instructional Leadership, Partnerships in Education
Hattie, John; Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Educational Leadership, 2016
Although research indicates that feedback can be one of the most effective instructional strategies for improving student performance, getting students to listen and act on feedback can be complicated. If feedback is vague and personal, students may pay attention only to positive comments that are positive and boost their self-image ("That…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Barriers, Goal Orientation, Success
Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy; Smith, Dominique – Educational Leadership, 2016
Suspension and expulsion rates have doubled in the past four decades. As a result, more students than ever--particularly black, Latino, American Indian, and those with disabilities--are being excluded from classroom instruction. These discipline practices rarely allow students to repair the harm they've done as a result of their transgressions or…
Descriptors: Suspension, Expulsion, Minority Group Students, Disabilities
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Reading Teacher, 2016
In this column, we focus on the planning aspects that are important for students to learn content well. We include a discussion of transfer goals, learning intentions, and success criteria.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Curriculum Development, Planning, Course Content
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Journal of Staff Development, 2016
The following comment was inspired by an English teacher at Health Sciences High & Middle College in San Diego, California: "There's still a question on the table. How can we get our students to read more and better? They read what they have to, and they're doing OK, but how do we ensure that they are ready for what comes after high…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Goal Orientation, Reading Skills, Reading Habits
Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Phi Delta Kappan, 2015
The Common Core State Standards have cast a renewed light on reading instruction, presenting teachers with the new requirements to teach close reading of complex texts. Teachers and administrators should consider a number of essential features of close reading: They are short, complex texts; rich discussions based on worthy questions; revisiting…
Descriptors: Reading Improvement, Educational Practices, State Standards, Reading Instruction
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Reading Teacher, 2015
For students to learn science, social studies, and technical subjects, their teachers have to engage them in meaningful lessons. As part of those lessons, students read informational texts. The selection of those texts is critical. Teachers can select texts worthy of attention and then align instruction and the post-reading tasks such that…
Descriptors: Reading Material Selection, Content Area Reading, Learning, Alignment (Education)
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Reading Teacher, 2015
Modeling in complex texts requires that teachers analyze the text for factors of qualitative complexity and then design lessons that introduce students to that complexity. In addition, teachers can model the disciplinary nature of content area texts as well as word solving and comprehension strategies. Included is a planning guide for think aloud.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Instructional Design, Modeling (Psychology), Content Area Reading
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Lapp, Diane; Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy; Gonzalez, Alex – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2014
Social media has become adolescents' primary platform for communicating with one another. As a school faculty we wanted to explore our students' ability to contribute new information while being sensitive not to co-opt their out of school literacies for school-based purposes. This article shares how teachers in one urban school…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Secondary School Students, Urban Schools, Curriculum Development
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Reading Teacher, 2014
In this article we discuss the differences between close reading in the primary grades and upper elementary grades. We focus on text selection, initial reading. repeated reading, annotation, text-based discussions, and responding to texts.
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Reading Instruction, Reading Material Selection, Reading Fluency
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Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy – Educational Leadership, 2014
Students love to talk. So do teachers. When there's a balance in the classroom between student and teacher discourse, good things happen. When students assume increased responsibility for discussions, when they interact with a wide range of peers on diverse topics and supply evidence for their thinking, great things happen. Noted educators…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Student Participation, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods
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