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Articles from 01/2017

Up: Attendance. Down: Office Referrals.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Social-emotional learning yields more instruction time Howard-Winneshiek Community School District staff discuss their work on social-emotional learning. CRESCO – Observing Terese Jurgensen in action, you get a sense that she can get something done by simply willing it. She is impassioned, focused. And she…

Educators: It takes the entire building to bolster literacy efforts

Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Sioux City Principals Amy Denney of Perry Creek Elementary School and Stacie Henderson of Liberty Elementary School provide their perspective on the implementation of small-group, skills-based literacy instruction in the Sioux City Community School District.  Writing the blog for the Iowa Reading Research Cente…

Great resources available for Black History Month

Date: 
Monday, January 30, 2017
Have you ever heard of the town of Buxton, Iowa, a thriving town in the late 1800s composed largely of middle-class African Americans? Buxton, along with many other resources, can make Black History Month come alive in your classroom. The National African American History Month website has many engaging ideas. …

Knocking down barriers to success: African American students

Date: 
Friday, January 27, 2017
Left to Right: Tammy Koppedryer, Cindy Lewis, David Barber, Jennifer Gertson, Rachel Gotto, Leslie Wonderlich View more photos from the awards ceremony. Students present unique challenges to teachers. But those challenges can be exacerbated among certain groups of students who historically have underperforme…

One-Stop Future Ready Iowa website unveiled

Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017
A new resource is available to help Iowans review and evaluate different career opportunities in the state and plan their paths to landing rewarding jobs. The new Future Ready Iowa website is a collaboration among many state agencies, including Iowa Workforce Development, Iowa Economic Development Authority, Iowa De…

Knocking down barriers to success: Hispanic students

Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Left to Right: Erica Rausch, Bob Read, Lisa Klein, Victoria Wanda View more photos from the awards ceremony. Students present unique challenges to teachers. But those challenges can be exacerbated among certain groups of students who historically have underperformed. Those groups – ranging from students…

Knocking down barriers to success: Socioeconomically disadvantaged

Date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Left to Right: Christina Rudd, Kathy Jurgens, Michelle Grimm, Jackie Moorman, Tracy Morrison, Ron Besler View more photos from the awards ceremony. Students present unique challenges to teachers. But those challenges can be exacerbated among certain groups of students who historically have underperformed. …

Knocking down barriers to success: Students on IEPs

Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Left to Right: Renee Fober, Pam Zeigler, Jill White, Tara Estep, Barb Rogers, Stephanie Murch View more photos from the awards ceremony. Students present unique challenges to teachers. But those challenges can be exacerbated among certain groups of students who historically have underperformed. Those grou…

School gets to the 'core' of the matter

Date: 
Monday, January 23, 2017
Teacher Beth Rehbein works with second grade students. What happens when a school shakes things up, changing practices, challenging mindsets and touching hearts? Good things. Just ask the educators at Inman Primary School in southwest Iowa’s Red Oak Community School District. But don’t think it was easy …

Spelling: Teach by emphasizing patterns of English language

Date: 
Monday, January 23, 2017
Deborah Reed, director of the Iowa Reading Research Center, talks to participants at the 2nd annual Celebrating Iowa's Successes event in Des Moines about better equipping struggling readers on how to spell. Spelling words may seem to come easier for some students than others, but when taught the right approach…

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