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February 2010 Blog Posts (7)

Success Prep Conferences - guiding freshmen into the future

"If only someone had told me that when I was a freshman!"

What a sad statement to hear coming from a high school senior. High school is all about choices. As educators we must take every opportunity to help students and parents make better informed choices early on in their high school careers.

I would like to a recommend a model for doing this called Success Prep Conferences. Many schools – including Salem High School… Continue

Added by Scott Habeeb on February 24, 2010 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

AFL on the Football Field

This post was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning

Sometimes when you…

Added by Scott Habeeb on February 23, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Recommended Books for Teachers

Here are some great books to consider reading and/or sharing with your students.
Over the years I have been amazed by the number of educators who don't read books related to our field. We recognize the importance of our students reading but then overlook how important it is for us. Perhaps part of the reason is that many books on educational topics are pretty dry. Also, many such books are written by "the experts" and seem to have little real-world application. Well here are…

Added by Scott Habeeb on February 15, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Freshman Transition Program VS. Freshman Transition Course

Can anyone provide me with information on implementation of an Academy/Transition Program with teaming of teachers vs. Transition Course taught by a single teacher from a specific department?

Added by DJSerafin on February 10, 2010 at 2:39pm — 6 Comments

How Students Can Benefit from Black History Month

The world that we live in is changing every day. With

the passing of each day the United States is becoming more diverse. Black

History month presents educators with an opportunity to share the

accomplishments of the Black community. Did you know that there are

African Americans who are making history every day? Inviting people from

your city or local community to speak with your class can be a great way to

enlighten students about their accomplishments. These… Continue

Added by Dr. Stephen Jones on February 9, 2010 at 4:13pm — 1 Comment

6 Key AFL Ideas

This was originally posted on Assessment FOR Learning.…


Added by Scott Habeeb on February 7, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

I'm Awesome, But I Have My Limitations!!! -- a Motivational, TV-Style Game Show Presentation & Workshop for 9th Grade Students

I recently developed a program for ninth grade students. I'm Awesome, But I Have My Limitations, which is a really nice highly interactive TV-game show style assembly program or workshop to acknowledge significant milestones for 9th graders.

I'm Awesome recognizes students for all that they have accomplished thus far.

But I Have My Limitations… Continue

Added by Dr. Ronald G. Shapiro on February 1, 2010 at 12:00am — 12 Comments

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