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Why teaching English through content is critical for ELLs (Mind/Shift, May 2018)

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Teaching grade-level content to students who have just arrived in the United States and whose English skills are limited is a difficult task. High school-level content specialists especially have little training on how to integrate language acquisition into their content. Often teachers deal with that by either dumbing down the curriculum to make it linguistically simpler …

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Is it time to go back to basics with writing instruction? (Mind/Shift, February 2017)

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Nell Scharff Panero taught high school English for 13 years before going back to school to get her Ph.D. in educational leadership. She is now the director of the Center for Educational Leadership at Baruch College, part of City University of New York (CUNY). As a teacher she was often frustrated that she didn’t have …

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Progressive mastery through deliberate practice: A promising approach for improving writing (Improving Schools, November 2016)

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This study is an analysis of the curriculum used to teach writing at one US high school in which outcomes for students were extremely strong. The study surfaces what was different in the approach used from what is typically understood and promoted as best practice in the teaching of writing. It does so in order …

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Doing things the write way (UFT, January 2016)

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On a recent morning at Flushing HS, Demetra Fasolakis’ 10th- and 11th-grade English students — all English language learners with rudimentary English — are discussing the relationship between the poet and novelist Rainer Maria Rilke and a military officer, Franz Kappus, who wrote him letters asking for advice. They read aloud and annotate a paragraph …

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Strategic Inquiry in NYC’s Renewal High Schools (Video, May 2015)

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Video interviews of teachers and district coaches being trained to lead Strategic Inquiry in NYC’s Renewal high schools.

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Low-inference transcripts in peer coaching: a promising tool for school improvement (International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2014)

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The Scaffolded Apprenticeship Model (SAM) is a team-based school improvement and leadership development program in which participants earn graduate-level credits and school leadership certification[1].  One key component of the SAM program is peer coaching, where SAM participants, or “coaches,” partner with colleagues, or “peers,” in their schools to examine the peers’ instructional practice. In SAM, the term “peer coaching” is used …

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Collaborative Inquiry to expand student success in New York City schools (Harvard Education Press, 2014)

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Developing school capacity to continuously improve student achievement is essential to the success of New York City’s strategy to empower schools and hold them accountable for results.  The Inquiry initiative is the New York City Department of Education (DOE’s) approach to developing this capacity.  Its goal is to develop school administrators’ and teachers’ skills in …

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SAM: Leadership for school reform (Leadership in Focus, 2014)

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Strategic Inquiry (The Raw & the Cooked, June 2014)

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Last week I was looking all over the house for a book called Strategic Inquiry: Starting Small for Big Results in Education by Nell Scharff Panero and Joan E. Talbert. I’ve been a fan of their work for quite a long time, and Nell gave me a call a few weeks ago to catch up and talk …

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Strategic Inquiry: Starting Small for Big Results in Education (Harvard Education Press, 2013)

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Strategic Inquiry is an innovative model for promoting teacher collaboration around identifying specific “learning gaps” that keep struggling students from succeeding. Gaps may include anything from the proper use of commas and conjunctions to concepts such as “slope” in math. The authors argue that addressing these critical learning gaps can lead to big changes in …

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