In this excerpt from Real Talk about Classroom Management, author Serena Pariser shares her secret to creating a purposeful seating chart based on students’ academic abilities, learning disabilities, language barriers, and more, rather than simply separating the students that “shouldn’t be together” and sprinkling the rest around, hoping for the best.
"Most of you reading this have never met me in person or seen my picture. I have an enormous forehead. Once, while teaching a small group of at-risk teens, a clever student actually informed me that I possess a fivehead. Like I said, clever."
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Please enjoy this complimentary excerpt from The Distance Learning Playbook. In this Introduction, the authors acknowledge the heroic efforts of educators worldwide who, during a pandemic, didn't miss a beat. They rose to the challenge and made sure students continued to learn. Now it's time to take what we have learned to improve schooling in any media, whether face-to-face or in distance learning.
The authors of The Distance Learning Playbook, Grades K-12, discuss in this ILA article, three critical takeaways they have learned while distance learning, including how to accelerate learning, managing reading volume, and the infusion of social and emotional learning strategies.