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Dr. Colleen E. Stearns
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Dr. Colleen E. Stearns Feb 16
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Dr. Colleen E. Stearns Feb 15
It doesn’t feel like “extra” work bc it’s topics she’s genuinely interested in. We also made sure intervention block meant she got to work on an extension project that pushed her thinking & built her skills, landing on website creation. I say: ask the child. What does s/he want?
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Dr. Colleen E. Stearns Feb 15
I suggest providing the space for them to ALSO (not in lieu of core instruction) pursue their own interests. I have a gifted child who I fully want to engage with her peers in her core ELA class. However, her teacher (and I) provide additional options to extend her rdg interests
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Dr. Colleen E. Stearns Feb 15
“Best Read of the Month” award goes to... The Three-Question Literacy Health Check – eduvaites
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Dr. Colleen E. Stearns Feb 12
A leader to learn from. Inspiring, transformational leadership! Baltimore City school board gives chief officer Sonja Santelises rare second contract - Baltimore Sun
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Dr. Colleen E. Stearns Feb 8
Replying to @KatieWaters_edu
YES 👏 YES 👏 YES 👏
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Dr. Colleen E. Stearns Feb 8
Replying to @ColleenStearns2
Also, I haven’t read the new standards because, well... weekend. But I’m taking a look-see on Monday to get a grip on these changes.
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Dr. Colleen E. Stearns Feb 8
Thank goodness they got rid of that “crazy math” 😐
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Robin McClellan Jan 31
Replying to @natwexler @LizeBailey
reports that SoR is a blend of foundational skills instruction and building comprehension through rich knowledge-building domains of study. It’s both/and, and we have to move away from teaching comprehension skills in isolation, which is how I was taught as well.
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Dr. Colleen E. Stearns Jan 31
I give a hearty “Yes!” to all of these, plus: way too much test prep at the expense of eliminating complex texts.
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Dr. Colleen E. Stearns Jan 28
Calling ALL school leaders!
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Dr. Colleen E. Stearns Jan 26
Understanding the Concerns About Teachers College Reading Workshop – eduvaites
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Dr. Colleen E. Stearns Jan 22
Replying to @IATeacherLady
Fair.
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Dr. Colleen E. Stearns Jan 22
Replying to @Fultonofscience
I think you've figured out their love (of test data) language.
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Dr. Colleen E. Stearns Jan 22
A7: Biggest takeaways: is brilliant; question stems are where it's at for "test prep," and real preparation begins in Sept and carries through the implementation of high-quality curriculum all year. Oh, and the kids hate test prep. Save them.
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Dr. Colleen E. Stearns Jan 22
Replying to @IATeacherLady
What're your thoughts with this approach?
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Dr. Colleen E. Stearns Jan 22
A6: I used 's article to develop a process for analyzing reading MC data to better inform instruction, which is my approach to "test prep." Rolled it out to all campus leaders last week, to great excitement.
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Dr. Colleen E. Stearns Jan 22
A6: Leverage teachers who are killing it and NOT test prepping to be the shining example for others to prove it can be done
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Dr. Colleen E. Stearns Jan 22
A6: I supported a teacher yrs ago who ditched test prep, taught well, and got major push back from admin. THEN her test scores came back and she killed it. No test prep. Campus leader was a believer.
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Dr. Colleen E. Stearns Jan 22
Replying to @MrGmpls @elachat_US
Most pervasive misconception about ELA standards: They can be taught in isolation and student performance tracked effectively using standards.
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