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Activating Prior Knowledge

One of the foundations of effective rigorous acquisition as well as strong support for struggling students is that teachers activate prior knowledge. Activating prior knowledge not only helps students make connections between what they know already and what they are about to learn, it helps students become mentally engaged in upcoming learning. We’ve been hearing […]

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PD Case Study: Proactive Intervention Plans

I first met Stephanie and Gloria when they attended one of our Supporting Struggling Students workshops a few years ago. They loved the idea of creating a proactive intervention plan and took copious notes during the workshop. I didn’t see them again until the following year when they attended one of our Motivating Reluctant Learners […]

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