Next to Students… Teacher Strategies Matter Most!<br />Patricia GrayEDIM508<br />This instructional Prezi is a nonlinear presentation which is designed as an aid to encourage the use of differentiated instruction and high impact teaching strategies (HITS), whichincreases student learning from 22 to 45 percent. These strategies help teachers close the achievement gap. The Achievement Gap is generally thought of as the gap that exists between the standardized test scores, high school graduation rates and college completion rates of low-SES, urban students of color (African or Hispanic descent) and suburban students of European and Asian descent.<br />
The Cycle of Responsibility<br />It´s often said that all children can learn and that teachers are responsible for creating learners that produce data that yield positive metrics, so that we can s K I p the expensive intervention$. Hmmm…<br />
There´s More Than One Cycle<br />Teachers Guide and Balance<br /> Children go through many cycles of learning—as well as many ups and downs—in the process of grounding their fears and stepping confidently toward a lifetime of education.<br />
It´s All Mixed Up<br />By the way that some teachers teach, administrators plan and parents lend support, it appears that they forget that all children learn differently—but the cookie-cutter approach just doesn´t work.<br />
Yes, Students are Differently-abled…<br />…and, sometimes, they all don´t get the message the first time it´s delivered. They´re not deaf. They´re not blind. They´re not dumb. They´re not ADHD or OCD. The lesson just doesn´t resonate . Maybe it´s mono-tonal or mono-chromaticor sans movement or texture. <br />
More Than One Should Make It…<br />…to the top, but it takes differentiation and dedicated focus by teachers because parents may or may not be there and administrators have no time to spare. <br />
Good Teachers Cause a Thunderstorm… <br />…and a flurry of thoughts, in the minds of young learners if they teach to the visual, auditory, tactile, kinesthetic and intrapersonal learning styles, so that no child is left untouched, untaught or behind.<br />
The Solution is a Model—Not a Maze<br />Forget the maze of untested theories. Use high impact teaching strategies (HITS) to close the achievement gap and move 80% of the students left behind, two levels each year, while building student self-esteem, scaffolding abilities, and lifting national test scores. Model solutions = model students!<br />
Get to the Heart of it; Wrap it Up with Hits<br />Put your heart in it and raise the bar with these eight proven teaching strategies. 1. Compare and Contrast. 2. Summarization and Note-taking 3. Reinforce Effort and Recognition 4. Homework and Practice. 5. Non-linguistic Representation (NLR) 6. Cooperative Learning 7. Generating and Testing Hypotheses 8. Questions, Cues and Advance Organizers<br />
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