Edutopia blogger Terry Heick proposes using the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model – show them, help them, let them – as an authentic means for creating and promoting a culture of learning in your classroom.
Source: Promoting a Culture of Learning
Teacher feedback must be informative and encouraging for students to fully understand whether they’re learning and what they can do to improve the learning process.
Literacy instruction is the responsibility of all educators — regardless of the content they teach.
The text feature walk guides students in the reading of text features in order to access prior knowledge, make connections, and set a purpose for reading expository text. Results from a pilot study illustrate the benefits of using the strategy, and practical suggestions for implementation are offered.
Poverty-related factors that intervene in students’ ability to learn include health and well-being, limited literacy and language development, access to material resources, and level of mobility.