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The Origins of Scaffolding
The Origins of Scaffolding

In this module from How Scaffolding Works you will learn the research behind scaffolding so that you can better address scaffolding concerns in the classroom.

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The Foundations of Scaffolding
The Foundations of Scaffolding

This module from How Scaffolding Works explores the four foundations of scaffolding to better understand how scaffolding accelerates learning.

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Lesson 2: The Transcontinental Railroad
Lesson 2: The Transcontinental Railroad

This lesson helps students build their comprehension skills using the book Locomotive by Brian Floca.

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Collaborative Planning in Dual Language Programs
Collaborative Planning in Dual Language Programs

Collaborative planning is an essential component of dual language programs regardless of the model of instruction. This sample presents the what, when, and why of collaborative planning. Read on to discover how collaborative planning can ensure impactful program implementation and consistent and rigorous yet highly supportive learning experiences for all students.

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Dual Language is For Everyone
Dual Language is For Everyone

What is dual language education and what are its benefits? How can collaboration and co-teaching support dual language educators? This free sample may change the way you think about dual language learning!

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Prepare to Take Off
Prepare to Take Off

This book aims to facilitate collaborative approaches while working with dual language learners, transforming dual language programs for multilingualism. Each of the chapters provides essential, research-informed, evidence-based content; tools and resources for actionable transfer to practice; real-world vignettes with work samples and photos; and built-in points of reflection that allow you to make each chapter applicable to your own context. Download this sample for a more detailed summary of each chapter and the book’s key tools.

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Remove Barriers to Student Engagement
Remove Barriers to Student Engagement

Our students’ focus, participation, and interest in the activities of their learning are what we call “engagement”. But the benefits of engagement extend far beyond what we can see in the moment. Our long-term goal is for students to gain the skills of curiosity, focus, persistence, and self regulation. Download this excerpt for strategies you can test to build and maintain student engagement.

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Environments Where Students Feel Welcome
Environments Where Students Feel Welcome

When we think of inclusivity, it’s natural to envision ways to provide access for students who have academic or physical needs. Although this is certainly a key feature of equitable classrooms, the precursor to inclusive instruction and assessment is establishing an emotionally safe culture. This resource includes specific strategies you can use to be intentionally inviting to your students.

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Chapter 11: The Instructional Leader Team's Cycle of Inquiry
Chapter 11: The Instructional Leader Team's Cycle of Inquiry

How do your teachers, instructional coaches, assistant principals, and school building leaders within your organization best learn? This cycle of inquiry will help you best meet the needs of your school community.

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Just Teaching Tool #1
Just Teaching Tool #1

This first tool is designed to help you look at each student so you can create a forest that grows each student into a thriving giant.

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The InterActive Classroom: Final Thoughts
The InterActive Classroom: Final Thoughts

In this excerpt from The InterActive Classroom, author Ron Nash shares his thoughts on the powerful effect that teachers can have on their classrooms by creating environments full of contagious energy that engages students in learning.

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Belonging Chapter 1: Belonging is a Basic Need
Belonging Chapter 1: Belonging is a Basic Need

In this excerpt from Belonging, author Dustin Bindreiff outlines how, as stated by Johann Hari, "human instinct is honed not for life on your own, but for life in a tribe. Humans need tribes as much as bees need a hive."

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