Explorations in Tier II Vocabulary Instruction

June 6, 2023 | Shelley Goulder

As an English Language Development teacher, I want to empower students to understand how English works. In service of this goal, my students and I embarked on a year-long prefix-based vocabulary study to increase their Tier...

Creating Space for Focal Student Partnerships

May 14, 2023 | Andrea Prichett

It was a cycle I had been through before; choose focal students and watch them slip like water through my fingers.  In a school district that has become predominantly White in recent years, I felt it...

Literacy Over Mastery: Adjusting my Priorities as a Leader

December 8, 2022 | Nathan Nugent

An Uncertain Return Summer readings for professional development always appear exciting at first — there is so much hope and promise for change and innovation in that nascent stage of planning. And throughout our extended year of distance...

Celebrating Supportive Challenge

March 6, 2022 | Priscilla Parchia

At the beginning of another unprecedented year, the 2021-22 school year, for educators riddled with extreme changes and new guidance, it is a daunting task to lead capable and dedicated educators as an Expanded Learning Program Manager for...