Month: September 2015

Best Practices to Motivate Student Learning

How Reinforcement Strategies Can Motivate Student Learning and Improve Outcomes Discovering what will motivate your students to learn is the first step in making real gains in student achievement. Investing real time and effort at the beginning of the school

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4 Things I’ve Learned About Working Collaboratively with My Paraprofessionals

How a Shared Passion for Students has Helped Me Build an Effective Classroom Team with My Paraprofessionals by Sarah Sibal Sarah and her Paraprofessional Team! Pictured left to right: Mrs.Sibal, Mrs.Fentress, Ms.Berwanger As a special education teacher in a 4-5th

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Bridging the Gap Between Home and School: 5 Ways to Engage Families in Student Learning

How to Build Relationships with Families and Create Continuity Between Home and School By Katy Lernihan Throughout my career, I’ve often heard teachers and administrators discuss the struggle to effectively engage parents and families. Teachers know the importance of creating

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Spotlight Teacher of the Month: Alexis Gebb

School District: San Francisco Unified School District Position: Special Education Teacher Alexis was first introduced to Rethink as a paraprofessional a year-and-a-half ago. As a teacher in training, she was able to experience the benefits that Rethink offered for taking data

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5 Ways to Leverage Technology to Build Relationships with Your Students’ Families

Using Technology to Build Relationships with Families Benefits You, Your Students, and Their Families Communicating with our students’ families is a core responsibility of all educators. Not only can positive open communication with students’ families make our jobs in the

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Top 5 Teaching Blogs to Follow

Follow Teaching Blogs to Grow Your PLN and Access Best-Practice Tips From Talented Educators As we kick off the new school year and look to enhance our classroom practices and freshen up our repertoire of resources, lesson plans, and technologies, turning to the blogosphere

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