Teaching Students to Read and Process Complex Text

Kathy Glass and Matt Wachel


Complex text comes in more forms than most of us realize.  Join us as we expand our understanding of the concept and strategies for teaching complex text. 

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Succeeding with IEPs: Solving 5 Implementation Challenges

Vicki Caruana and Jusmar Maness


In this episode, we take a look at IEPs and the biggest challenges involved in implementing them. 

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How Trust and Communication Can Energize School Culture

Mike Janatovich with Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker


Join us as we look at the pivotal levers of school culture, including school climate, trust, and communication.

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Vocabulary Matters: 101 Ways to Help Students Overcome Word Poverty

Rachael George with Marilee Sprenger 


Vocabulary is more important than we once thought.  In the segment, we offer strategies to help students expand their command of words in just ten minutes a day.

Follow:   @MarileeSprenger  @runnin26 @ASCD  @GRADECAM   @bamradionetwork





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Pedagogy: What Should We Keep, What Should We Dump?

Chaunte Garrett with Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Marie Hubley Alcock


Join us as we look at how teaching and learning have evolved. What teaching strategies should we retire and which tested techniques we should tightly embrace?

Follow:   @heidihayesjacob  @mariealcock  @drncgarrett @ASCD @bamradionetwork



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Fake News: Teaching Kids the Difference Between Bias and Truth

Rachael George with Erik Palmer


The need to help students do high-quality research begins with teaching students how to distinguish between fake news, bias, truth and credible sources.

Follow:   @erik_palmer  @runnin26  @GRADECAM  @ASCD @bamradionetwork




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