by Dr. Luvelle Brown
Contemporary learners deserve learning spaces that meet their individual and collective needs. To meet this challenge, educational leaders must provide physical and cultural environments that are empowering and engaging.
by Shaun Fagan
On Friday, December 4, 63 educators from 10 different districts gathered at the offices of Santa Ana Unified School District for Lightspeed Learning Academy: Santa Ana, a daylong professional development event focused on creating collaborative learning spaces for today’s students.
by Karen Larson
Once you’re confident that you’re reaching your audience, how can you provide small-group professional learning opportunities that support all of them and takes into consideration those aspects that make adult learners unique? How do you respect their time and allow them to work at their own pace? How do you make sure the learning is relevant to their grade level and subject matter? That’s a tall order, and what you are about to do may not fit that bill. Consider a blended approach to professional learning.
At Fremont County School District 6 in Pavillion, Wyo., the diverse population, including a large number of Native American students, poses occasional communication challenges. “Some of these students have cultural and language barriers,” says Diana Clapp, superintendent. “Instructionally, that presents issues in delivering the best education possible to each student.”
by Carolyn Hollowell
Millions of students around the world struggle to pay attention in classrooms. These children and their teachers often feel frustrated by the end of the school day. Why? Research suggests that 5 to 11 percent of children, ages of 4 to 17, have Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The students diagnosed with ADD or ADHD tend to fall behind in class or act out due to their inability to focus on activities in the classroom. They generally can’t focus on tasks as long as their peers, and this inability to focus can lead to stigmatizing students as discipline problems.
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