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Posted by Charmion Mohning on June 06 2019 at 12:11 PM
Stop the summer slide by showing your students how you prepare for your summer reading life. You might explain how your summer reading life differs from your school year reading life. Readers vary what they read. In my case, I read a larger variety of literature over the summer than during the school year. It's not all just professional reading and middle grades and YA literature for me during the summer. Last week, I brought home a whole stack of books that we'll be featuring in our…
Posted by kimberly.olivetorrance on June 04 2019 at 9:46 AM
Happy June! That time of year that we celebrate, wrap-up, refine plans, and then take some time to rest. However, we know before the rest can begin, sometimes we need to think through questions we may have or data inquiries that are sparked by end of year data. Are there students that may benefit from participating in System 44 that we have not previously considered? Would System 44 benefit ELL students? How can we begin to think this through more as a team? As we finish the school year and…
Posted by Jessica Rivkin on April 26 2019 at 2:58 PM
My own experience as a striving reader provides me with insight and a deep understanding of how students feel and what they are experiencing as they grapple with text, comprehension, and confidence- Oh My!  Though I am an avid reader today, I have made sure not to forget and always remember to take that real-world connection into every coaching visit when supporting reading and ELA teachers. Probably my deepest raw emotion is evoked when I recall my reading challenges at the age of 13. I…
Posted by Leslie Claiborne on March 19 2019 at 11:49 AM
It's that time of year to begin to ask yourself very specific questions about student performance. You've had the Mid-Year Gains meetings, looked at the data and summarized results for the Phonics Inventory. Inevitably questions begin to formulate. "What's the difference between accuracy and fluency?" "Why have they gone up in accuracy but not fluency?" "What does this all mean?" "How do I help my System 44 students with more targeted instruction and practice with fluency?" Accuracy-Fluency:…
Posted by Emily Diehl on June 29 2018 at 11:00 AM
How do we get students to do hard things? It’s true that most classrooms grapple with this concept in some form or another whether the students are high-achieving or not. It is a universal challenge; however, in our intervention classrooms, there is an acute need for an immediate and intentional set of moves with a potential to reverse these students’ pattern of chronic failure.In Table 1, we see that growth minded behaviors seem to logically lead to higher growth and achievement.  But…
Posted by on January 29 2018 at 10:12 AM
The 180 Awards are not just for honoring students. Educators who lead classrooms using READ 180, MATH 180, or System 44 intervention programs are eligible to be celebrated as well.   What makes a teacher a great candidate for the 180 Award? These general eligibility guidelines are a good place to start, but the following qualities attributed to Amy Dendinger, a READ 180 teacher at Tiffin Middle School and previous 180 Award winner in the educator category, present a picture of…
Posted by on January 16 2018 at 1:56 PM
180 Award season is here! It’s time to start gathering your materials to nominate students who’ve worked hard to overcome challenges and who have excelled exponentially in either READ 180®, MATH 180®, or System 44®. In making your selections, it’s important to know the applicable criteria to look for when making a student 180 Award nomination. Here are some general eligibility guidelines, but this snapshot of one of our past winners should provide some examples of the qualities and…
Posted by on January 10 2018 at 2:57 PM
Now that the 12th Annual HMH 180 Awards have officially launched, here are some guidelines that will help steer you through the nomination process. WHAT ARE THE HMH 180 AWARDS? Born over 12 years ago, this national contest proudly honors READ 180, System 44, and MATH 180 students who have shown exemplary achievement and the teachers who display professional excellence in guiding them through the intervention programs. To date, over 100 students and close to 50 teachers have been honored. In the…
Posted by Community Manager on December 16 2017 at 6:16 PM
Do you know a student or educator that has made great strides in the past year? Nominate them! It’s almost time for the 12th Annual HMH 180 Awards!For over a decade, students and educators have been acknowledged and honored by the administrators of the annual 180 Awards. With the 12th year of the award program launching in 2018 on January 4, here are some takeaways from previous winners, preliminary contest information for next year’s nominations, and a preview of the prizes that will be…
Posted by Noelle Morris on November 28 2017 at 9:44 AM
This morning in my daily AM read through LinkedIn, I came across an article based on one of my leader's recent likes. Though the article focused on leadership development, there were two specific points that caught my attention to relating to the intervention classroom and Teaching & Learning in general; level of engagement and willingness to hear what we don't want to hear. These points charged my thinking that growth takes place when these two states of learning happen. But, what comes…