Acceleration

Acceleration Interventions and Strategies

Whether you’re looking for additional support for struggling students, or instructional strategies to improve student engagement, Learning-Focused is here to help. Check out our Accelerated Learning 101 guide and our articles below, designed for educators and school leaders looking for proven, data-driven insights, tools, and classroom tips.

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6 Guided Reading Mistakes You Might be Making

By Lindsey Hampton

An important time to support struggling readers is during guided reading. However, just because you are doing guided reading does not necessarily mean that you are supporting your struggling readers. Here are six common guided reading mistakes you might be making. You are using books that are too difficult. If the books that are being used…

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Engage Students With Exemplary Essential Questions

By Don Marlett

Why Is A Lesson Essential Question More Effective Than An Objective? Chances are that if you have been in education long enough, you have been asked at least one time or another, to display the standard(s) you are currently teaching on the board for students to see. The rationale behind posting the standard on the…

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Scaffolding Supports Student Success

By Don Marlett

How can the use of scaffolding support student achievement? “Start with where you want them to be (the grade level standard) and make it learnable.” (C. Boyles). As educators, we have the very complicated task of ensuring that all students are successful learners, but how exactly do we do that? How do we make sure…

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What’s Bigger Than Rigor?

By Learning-Focused

A question we often get from teachers and leaders is, “What is one thing I can do right now to increase student success?” As you can imagine, there are lots of answers to that question, and none of those answers are simple. There are, of course, dozens of strategies that could be incorporated into instruction that will…

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Building a Supportive Environment for a Differentiated Classroom

By Don Marlett

How do you start making your classroom super supportive for differentiation? Before you can begin to build support for a classroom where customized assignments are the norm instead of the exception, you must learn all that you can about differentiation. Develop your own professional knowledge. There are numerous resources available such as books that offer…

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Providing Scaffolding for Students

By Don Marlett

How can scaffolding help students become successful with the grade-level curriculum? When I think of scaffolding, I think of the temporary support structure erected on the side of a building that allows workers to access parts of the building that they may not otherwise be able to reach in order to accomplish a particular task.…

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