Library of Making the Standards Come Alive!

Heather Clayton

Making the Standards Come Alive! is a must read for any educator committed to ensuring that students’ engagement and achievement levels are significantly increased. The author, Heather Clayton, principal of Mendon Center Elementary School, Pittsford Central School District, New York, explores strategies that can help us design instruction based on rigorous standards in ways that maximize their positive impact on student learning. We encourage you to use entire issues to promote thought-provoking discussions and use key points as handy inserts in newsletters or posts on district and school websites. We love to read your tweets and your posts on Facebook and Pinterest about points you find thought-provoking and/or helpful. Subscribe Now!

 

Planning and Teaching Mini-lessons

Heather writes, “Whether instruction is delivered in person, in a hybrid model, or remotely, it is important for our students is experience predictable structure with clear expectations and routines. When there are established structures, routines, and procedures in place, teachers can focus on teaching, assessing, and coaching students and students can spend their time in productive ways with sustained attention on reading writing, and thinking at higher levels. One way to do this is through carefully constructed and thoughtfully executed mini-lessons. “

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