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Strategic Teaching Moves:

The brief quotations introducing each of the following teaching-moves sections are drawn from a list of frequently observed instructional approaches in classrooms of strategic teachers (Pressley, El-Dinary, Gaskins, et al., 1992, p.528).

Direct instructing and explaining: Verbal input about what will happen in a lesson, what the goals are, why it's being done, how it will help students, and what the roles of teachers and students will be during the lesson

Modeling: The act of thinking aloud regarding cognitive processing as well as engaging in observable behaviors, such as note taking, producing a graphic organizer, writing a summary, or looking up something in a book or on the Internet

Giving directions: Unambiguous and concise verbal input that seeks to give students a way to get from where they are at the beginning of a lesson, task, or unit to the achievement of a specific task or outcome; provides wait time for students to process directions, time for students to respond, and opportunities to ask clarifying questions

Scaffolding: A process that enables students to solve problems, carry out tasks, or achieve goals that would otherwise be impossible without teacher modeling, prompting, and support

Coaching: Asking students to think aloud, cueing them to choose a strategy that has been taught thus far to solve a reading problem, delivering mini-lessons where needed, and giving feedback to students

Attributing: Communicating to students that their accomplishments are the result of their strategic approach to reading rather than their intelligence or ability

Constructing meaning: Working collaboratively with students to extract and construct multiple meanings from text

Motivating-Connecting: The component of instruction that seeks to generate interest, activate prior knowledge, and connect instruction to the real world or the solution of real problems

Recapping: The act of summarizing what has been concluded, learned, or constructed during a given discussion or class period as well as a statement of why it is important and where it can be applied or connected in the future

Annotating: The act of adding additional information during the course of reading or discussion — information that students do not have but need in order to make sense of the text

Assessing-Evaluating: Determining what students have learned and where instruction needs to be adjusted and adapted by assessing, both formally and informally

Facilitating: Thinking along with students and helping them develop their own ideas, rather than managing their thinking, explaining ideas, and telling them what and how to do something
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The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Henry Winkler reads Jimmy the last two pages of the final Hank Zipzer novel, Everybody Is Somebody.
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Need to get out some energy before starting a math lesson, how about punching it out or swinging on a swing? #educationaltherapy #yearning4learning #itworks #learningthroughmovement #reset ...

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Dyslexia Live
Happy New Year! We are excited to share a new trailer for our upcoming documentary film "Our Dyslexic Children" now in post-production that shares the story of how an Upper Arlington, Ohio parent group revolutionized early literacy instruction in their school district.

We have interviewed over 50 people and have over 100 hours of footage. We have traveled coast to coast, visiting Washington D.C., Marin County California and all around the Midwest to capture important insight to bring awareness to the local Dyslexia challenge, all to include in this documentary film.

The full Our Dyslexic Children documentary will be premiering on Dyslexia.Live with a target world-release date of Spring 2019.

Please watch this trailer and share it with your friends, family and colleagues.

We hope you like what you see.
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Magnetic letter tiles are such a useful and engaging tool to teach beginning reading skills. ...

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Building (drawing) numbers and practicing addition #multisensorylearning #yearning4learning ...

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Multi-sensory writing using a screen so you can feel the shape of the letters. #yearning4learning ...

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Learning through movement #yearning4learning ...

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Nessy
What is working memory? How does it affect #Dyslexia? This film from Nessy explains the link between working memory and dyslexia.

Find more information about dyslexia at nessy.com
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Take a walk through my obstacle course, jump on the trampoline, get a body hug in the roller, swing on the swing and dive into the bean bag...
#learningthroughmovement #educationaltherapy #yearning4learning
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Play>move>laugh= LEARN, find joy in learning! ...

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Before stepping into the classroom, take a moment to be body aware. Balance, breathe, meditate, swing, jump, dance and play, and at that moment you will be open and ready to learn...
#educationaltherapy #yearning4learning #learningthroughmovement
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Classroom and sensory room are really coming together! Let’s get this school year started! #educationaltherapy #learningthroughmovement #multisensory #teacherlyfe ...

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Take a swing, go upside down, punch it out, or spread on the floor with your math manipulatives. This is what multi-sensory, kinesthetic teaching looks like! #educationaltherapy ...

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