All Blog Posts Tagged 'expectations' (4)

Essential Components of a Freshman Transition Program - Part 3 - Standardizing Expectations

This series of posts on the essential components of a Freshman Transition Program is based on ideas found in The Ninth Grade Opportunity: Transforming Schools from the Bottom Up by Scott Habeeb, Ray Moore, and…
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Added by Scott Habeeb on November 14, 2010 at 6:14pm — No Comments

Needed: New Expectations

If you were to make a graph of the appropriate closeness of a teacher to a student, it would be inversely proportionate to the academic abilities of the student. Therefore, the more academically capable the student, the more relational distance to their teacher. This could be partially due to the number of students in general education classes, versus a resource room versus a student in a one-on-one situation.



Consider how much a teacher knows about a student's family of home life. The… Continue

Added by Joe B. on March 12, 2010 at 1:15pm — 4 Comments

All Children Can Learn!

I just returned from the Leadership Alabama Education retreat. It was held in Mobile and began on Thursday afternoon. It concluded today (Saturday at noon). The highlight of the retreat for many was the visit to George Hall Elementary School. George Hall's students come from generational poverty. But, that doesn't hold them back. In fact, the vast majority of George Hall students are performing academically at the highest levels. According to Jim Williams, Executive Director of the Public… Continue

Added by Cathy Gassenheimer on February 3, 2009 at 9:31am — No Comments

Listening In



I'm working on a curriculum project, Plugged-In to Nonfiction with my literacy mentor, Janet Allen, this week, so I was not able to go to San Antonio for NECC. However, I have been dipping in as often as possible and I was thrilled to listen in to Chris Lehmann's session this afternoon.



School is real life. Sometimes, if we're really being honest, it doesn't seem like it. When my first… Continue

Added by Lee Ann Spillane on July 1, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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