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Posted by Community Manager on October 27 2017 at 11:05 AM
We are SO excited to share the news that National Summer Institute is returning next summer, in Orlando, Florida. Whether you've been before or this will be your first time, we hope you'll join us! At NSI you'll get to: Re-energize Your Teaching Strategies: Fun, collaborative opportunities to learn new reading, writing and language strategies going into the 2018-2019 school yearGain Power User Status: Discover more tips and tricks for maximizing tools like Teacher Central to…
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Posted by Community Manager on October 24 2011 at 6:35 PM
The Independent Reading Group is one of the most powerful tools in the READ 180 teacher’s arsenal.  However, it can also be a source of stress. In order to have students reach their full potential, and in order to keep teacher-stress-levels down, the Independent Reading Group must be... well... independent. In the reading group students have an opportunity to take control of their learning.  They have the power of choice and the burden of responsibility, powerful ideas for students…
Posted by Community Manager on October 11 2011 at 2:39 PM
Classroom management is a very large part to my success in System 44. I use SLANT to maintain focus and structure with my students.  SLANT is a classroom management tool that has proven to be very successful in my classroom: Sit up – Be proud of who you are and your successesListen – Be attentive and respectful to the speakerAsk and answer – Ask questions when appropriate and answer when called upon to do soNod to acknowledge – This shows the speaker you are involved and…
Posted by Community Manager on October 11 2011 at 1:49 PM
We all know that reading is the ticket to success in school and life. Many of my students have never traveled before, most have never been outside the state of Texas, and majority have never experienced a trip on an airplane. I want my students or as I call them “travelers,” to see there’s a whole world out there for them.  That’s why I call my classroom the “READ 180 Passport to Success.”The “READ 180 Passport to Success” classroom brings the faraway places from my travels to life. I take…
Posted by Community Manager on October 05 2011 at 6:27 PM
The Instructional Model employed in READ 180 is ideal for differentiation.  Small-Group rotations and a flexible curriculum give us a framework that allows us to easily do what can be a logistical nightmare for other teachers.We have all the tools in front of us!  Yet, this potential can be hampered by the classroom management system we use to group our students. In speaking with and visiting other READ 180 classrooms, I have witnessed two main ways of grouping: 1.  Team…
Posted by Community Manager on September 20 2011 at 8:24 PM
If your school is anything like my school, as the winter holiday approaches instructional time tends to decrease.  The stream of classroom craft activities, holiday concerts, special assemblies, and holiday parties can make staying in a routine nearly impossible and getting through a READ 180 Workshop grueling to say the least. December days frequently see me left with twenty minutes here or there with my students.  On these days, when running the full READ 180 rotations is impossible…
Posted by Community Manager on September 20 2011 at 6:47 PM
 As the 2011-2012 school year begins, I am so excited to employ the ideas and techniques I learned at the READ 180 National Summer Institute in Orlando, Florida! Because of great teachers and classes, the conference always rejuvenates me and gets me ready for a new school year! I have been teaching reading for the past 23 years in Texas, and I am beginning my 5th year of Scholastic Stage B READ 180. I was honored as the 2010 Scholastic Stage B Outstanding Educator, and one of my students…
Posted by Community Manager on September 20 2011 at 4:34 PM
Starting off 2012 in the READ 180 Classroom!by Andrea Barnes on January 16, 2012Remember to nominate your most deserving student for the READ 180 All-Star Award! My student won the award last year, and you may have the winner sitting in your classroom right now! Start off the year by building a student’s confidence by believing in their success! You have the power to change a life!!AlyssaAragon Middle School, Houston, TXWhen Alyssa enrolled in Aragon Middle School, her reading and writing…
Posted by Community Manager on September 20 2011 at 2:31 PM
My name is Daniel Roberts. I am a READ 180/System 44 teacher in Napa, California.  I have been involved in education for the past 28 years.  Seven of those years were as a principal of two elementary schools here in Napa. I went back to the classroom five years ago so I could be actively involved in raising our son. The past three years I have been teaching READ 180/System 44 to students in grades three through six.  I am very happy to be out of administration and back in the…
Posted by Kim Yarbrough on August 23 2011 at 10:49 PM
I feel like I have been given a unique opportunity to make a difference with my students reading skills.  We are day 3, week 1 and routines are being explained and established.  Whoo hoo!!! It feels good to be Read 180!!
Posted by Community Manager on June 20 2011 at 10:40 AM
Scholastic is pleased to offer program trainings at our centralized St. Charles, IL location.  Don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn to effectively implement programs such as READ 180, System 44, and Expert 21, and to network with other educators using the programs in their classrooms.  Please read training descriptions carefully to ensure appropriate selections. Location: Scholastic Office, 2315 Dean Street Suite 600, St. Charles, IL   60175Cost: $299 per person, per…