Search Results: Activating Strategy

Summarizing in Silence: The Chalk Talk Strategy

By Lindsey Hampton

Imagine your classroom transformed. Students are actively engaged, thinking critically, and collaborating to construct a deeper understanding of diverse topics. This captivating learning environment is within reach by harnessing the power of summarizing, a transformable strategy applicable across all content areas.  The Power of Student  Summarizing Research consistently highlights the multifaceted benefits of summarizing: What…

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Writing Across the Curriculum – Examples and Strategy Review

By Lindsey Hampton

Why is Writing to Raise Achievement so important to use throughout every lesson? Let’s start by explaining more about Writing Across the Curriculum. What Does “Writing Across the Curriculum” Mean? Writing Across the Curriculum refers to the notion that content area teachers reinforce the benchmarks that ELA teachers traditionally teach in their lessons. All teachers…

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3 Previewing Strategy Examples That Increase the Impact of Technology

By Lindsey Hampton

Technology has often been seen as a catalyst that would revolutionize education. But whether that technology was papyrus and ink, slate and chalk, the Socratic Method, or a Chromebook, what has remained a constant, proven repeatedly by research, is that technology is only a means to an end and that in itself, does not lead…

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ELL Classroom Strategies: Activating Prior Knowledge in English Language Learners

By Lindsey Hampton

There are many challenges that face students whose native language is other than English and whose background experiences may have occurred in a different culture and geography. Early experiences may have been rich or chaotic, but regardless, both make up the life experiences of these students.  We know that students build new knowledge on previously…

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Prediction Reading Strategy – Examples for Effective Comprehension

By Don Marlett

One of the tenants of Learning-Focused is that it is a process for connecting highly effective research-based learning strategies. As we progress towards the upcoming school year, there is a good chance that students will be asked to learn through a combined modality of the physical classroom and distance learning. It is vital to remember that…

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From Cheating to Critical Thinking: How AI in the Classroom Can Empower Students

By Brooks Mendenhall

More and more of my 8th-grade English Language Arts students have been using AI chatbots like ChatGPT and Grammarly to complete their writing assignments. This is concerning for several reasons, not the least of which is academic dishonesty. While it’s not difficult to pick out an essay written by ChatGPT, it can be difficult to…

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“Reviewing” Strategies That Increase Student Achievement

By Don Marlett

How do exemplary schools use “Reviewing” strategies to increase student achievement?  When reviewing for end-of-course tests or final exams, or even unit tests, there are several things to consider doing to reinforce the High-Yield Strategies you already use with students. Now is not the time to revert to the “old way” of reviewing. Students should…

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Case Study Tunkhannock

By Don Marlett

Teacher Training Results in Math Gains and Building Successful Online Curriculum Tunkhannock Area School District Learning-Focused was asked to become a professional development partner by the superintendent of the Tunkhannock Area School District, who had worked with us in her previous district and knew firsthand that we would be able to help her achieve the…

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Previewing Resources

By learningfocus

Previewing Resources These additional resources are provided for you to expand your Previewing Strategies toolbox. Bookmark this page in your browser so that you can return as needed. Vocabulary Strategies Example Concept Strategy: Frayer Model Expand Example Concept Strategy: Frayer Model The Frayer Model (Frayer, Frederick, and Klaumeier, 1969) helps students learn the meanings of…

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High Yield Strategies and Practices

By Don Marlett

High Yield Strategies and Practices Professional Development to Transform Your Teaching, Impact Student Outcomes Why is concentrating on High Yield Instructional Strategies critical in enahcing student learning? Navigating the complex landscape of educational strategies, where the sheer volume of teaching methods, proliferating with each new publication or professional development workshop, makes selecting the most effective…

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