READ 180 Send-Off: Making "Goodbye" Special

Posted by Scott Toonder - 9 Days Ago

Being the sappy teacher that I am, I like to try and make my last READ 180 class memorable for my students. I want them to reflect on how far they've come. I want them to remember the obstacles they've surmounted. I want them to use their accomplishments in READ 180 to inspire their futures.

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End-of-Year Motivation Toolkit

Posted by Scott Toonder - 23 Days Ago

As the year winds down and state testing diminishes in the rearview mirror, it can become increasingly difficult to keep our students motivated.  Of course, a lot of keeping their brains tuned in depends on us... keeping our lessons exciting and our expectations and enthusiasm in high gear... but there are a few little "contest" gimmicks that might help.

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Success Story: Karla Proves the Power of Persistence

Posted by Scott Toonder - 1 Month and 7 Days Ago

The success story of my student, Karla! 

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The rBook- What to Cover When You're Running Out of Time!

Posted by Scott Toonder - 1 Month and 21 Days Ago

With the end of the year fast approaching, that means that the vast majority of us will have to start to make some tough instructional decisions.

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Combining Differentiation and Test Prep

Posted by Scott Toonder - 2 Months and 12 Days Ago

In the world of high-stakes testing, trying to find a balance between regular instruction and prepping for state-mandated tests is always tricky. Too often it involves making that terrible decision between what I should teach and what I have to teach.  

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SAM: Your Parent-Teacher Conference Toolkit

Posted by Scott Toonder - 3 Months and 10 Days Ago

The data that is constantly being collected and analyzed within the READ 180 classroom can transform parent-teacher night into a truly powerful experience... especially if you know what to have handy.

Here are just a few reports that you may want to have printed out

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Motivation: Using ARCS To Keep Them Striving!

Posted by Scott Toonder - 3 Months and 24 Days Ago

I'd like to do a brief breakdown of the ARCS Model of Instructional Design, hoping that by looking at READ 180 through this lens, we'll be able to pick up some insights for our own classes.

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rBook Pacing... What Workshop Should I be On?

Posted by Scott Toonder - 4 Months and 21 Days Ago

As I'm sure you know, the rBook is divided into 9 workshops.  With the new started and the days ticking by, many teachers wonder what if they are covering content too slowly. We look at the calendar and back at our teacher's guide, and we fight the urge to panic. Hopefully, this can calm us down a little...

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180 Awards: It's the Nomination that Matters!

Posted by Scott Toonder - 5 Months and 13 Days Ago

It's getting close to 180 Awards season.  It's time to start thinking about which of your wonderful students you may want to nominate!

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READ 180 Tutoring

Posted by Scott Toonder - 5 Months and 27 Days Ago

READ 180 can be a great way to give our students a boost after school (whether they use the program during the day or not).  But "READ 180 Tutoring" can take many forms, each with its own benefits and considerations.

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