Another Inconvenient Truth: Race and Ethnicity Matter

University professors and researchers Willis Hawley and Sonia Nieto breakdown issues and misconceptions that some educators have about dealing with issues of race and ethnicity in the classroom. They offer three race- and ethnicity-conscious strategies for school improvement, centered around understanding the diverse backgrounds of all students in the classroom. Hawley and Nieto conclude by…

Calling All Frequent Flyers

In “Calling All Frequent Flyers,” Greene proposes a new system for dealing with what he calls “frequent flyers”: students who must frequently see school administration for disciplinary issues. His proposed system, called Collaborative Problem Solving, reconsiders school discipline by asking educators to think critically about why and when students are challenging and to use that…

You Again Interview with Kristen Bell, Odette Yustman, Sigourney Weaver, and Betty White

The different theoretical frameworks of actors begin to show during a promotional interview. Questions Did Kristen Bell listen to the director? Explain your reasoning. What happens to a project when there is a disconnect between the leader’s vision and the team members’? How could the director have been a better leader? How could Betty White…

Marzano’s (Nine) High-Yield Instructional Strategies

This chart lists high-yield instructional strategies, what the research says about them, and how to implement them in classrooms. The information has been adapted from Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement by Robert Marzano. The nine strategies listed: Identifying similarities and differences Summarizing and note taking Reinforcing effort and providing recognition…