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Lacina, Jan – Childhood Education, 2008
Struggling readers may regularly worry about reading at an appropriate speed and intonation. Fluency is a "hot" topic according to Jack Cassidy's annual reading survey published in "Reading Today," in which he interviews various literacy experts throughout the United States on the hot and not-so-hot reading topics. Fluency…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Informal Reading Inventories, Reading Instruction, Handheld Devices
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Lacina, Jan; Hannibal, Mary Anne – Childhood Education, 2008
"The great teacher is not the man [or woman] who supplies the most facts, but the one in whose presence we become different people." This quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson is an important reminder that education involves more than just teaching academic content and meeting state, or national, standards. Teachers inspire, encourage, challenge,…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Educational Change, Faculty College Relationship