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January 7, 2016

Limitations of Verbal Prompts

In our previous post we looked at the main impediment to working the crowd apart from the furniture, the helpless handraisers – those students who sit with hands waving in the air during Guided Practice waiting to be tutored. When we stop to tutor them (which takes 3-5 minutes), we reinforce helplessness as we lose the class. Within 10 seconds the noise level rises and...

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July 1, 2019

There are two different perspectives to consider when applying Tools for Teaching to the job of substitute teaching. The first is when you are about t...

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