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What and How
Posted 10/26/2010 at 8:30:53 PM by Ken Ratliff [staff member]
According to Schmoker the two most important elements of improved student learning are what we teach and how we teach.  How do we go about determining what we teach?  What are the elements of good instruction?  What is the role of assessment in good instruction?
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Curricular Chaos
Posted 10/26/2010 at 8:25:49 PM by Ken Ratliff [staff member]
What is curricular chaos in Schmoker's view?  What measures should we take to avoid it?  What is necessary to avoid curricular chaos?
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Viable Curriculum
Posted 10/26/2010 at 8:17:25 PM by Ken Ratliff [staff member]
For your particular grade level or content area do you think the Academic Content Standards represent what Schmoker refers to as a "viable curriculum?"  Why or why not?
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The Buffer
Posted 10/26/2010 at 8:17:08 PM by Ken Ratliff [staff member]
Chapter I is titled The Buffer.  What do you think Schmoker means by "the buffer?"  What might be an effective way to overcome this "buffer?"
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