In education, the concept of belief is defined by a person’s sense of efficacy, a strong belief can make a difference in the lives of students. In this podcast, Evan shares his thoughts on efficacy and how it is an important part of any effective school.
In this podcast, Evan and Laura discuss how teachers can meet the needs of diverse readers in the language arts classroom. They spotlight the importance of investing in teachers, purchasing great books, and investing in quality on-going professional development at the building level.
This is part two of Practices That Must Go. Evan and Laura each share two practices in schools that make no sense at all. This podcast has some funny stories as Evan recalls his high school experience with book reports! Laura also reminds Evan of how little reading he did during his seventh grade English class.
Walk-through observation is a buzz word we hear if we are educators. Are they valuable and worth doing? Well according to Laura and Evan it depends how they are communicated and done. Take a few minutes and learn some great ideas on how to effectively do walk-through observations!