The DSC Way
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from Tracy ArrowsmithWe have enjoyed supporting you with our CCSS Tip of the Week this school year. We are taking a break for the summer. Our tips will resume in the fall. All of us at DSC hope you have a wonderful summer break. And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar...
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from Megan GreenThe students at Goldsboro Elementary have been enhancing their learning through the use of Development Studies Center After School KidzLit and KidzScience Kits. The teachers have incorporated the use of these materials in the instructional time throughout the school day. Here’s what a few of the teachers have to say about the programs: One...
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from Paul HoustonOver the last few months, two major “education” stories have prevailed in the national news. One grew out of the horrific events in Newtown, Connecticut. The other came from the Atlanta Public Schools. Both are travesties, and both come from a deep misunderstanding of what education is really about. The follow-up stories to the...
1 week 6 hours ago
from Sue WilderI am learning and relearning so many things about child development from my two-year-old granddaughter, Harper. She reminds me every day how important play is in a child's development. When we are together, we play. I think she considers me her BFF, and we do have a lot of fun together. But lately I've noticed some changes in her attitude...
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from Ginger Cook“The stronger I get, the stronger I see my students becoming, which is a very exciting thing.”— Jenn Carpenter For the past four years, Developmental Studies Center (DSC) and Oakland Unified School District have partnered to support a growing number of schools as they implement the Caring School Community (CSC) program. This...
1 week 4 days ago
from Gina ZugelderUPDATED This blog was submitted by a SIPPS teacher who wanted to tell her story. P.T. was a fifth-grade ESE (Exceptional Student Education) student in a general education classroom. He was labeled SLD (Specific Learning Disability). P.T. was reading on a second-grade level and had difficulties with all components of literacy. He received ESE... (3)
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from Gina ZugelderAs I continue to expand my craft of coaching, I follow several people on Twitter that offer articles, blogs and insights into coaching teachers. Elena Aguilar (@artofcoaching1) is one of these educators whose blog, The Art of Coaching Teachers, inspires reflection. I was drawn to her recent two-part series on coaching resistant teachers... (2)
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from Sue WilderDo's and Don'ts DO… Provide time every day for students to read books at their current level of proficiency. Provide a wide variety of texts for students to choose from. Expect students to read a wide range of genre and types of texts. Scaffold student choice by pre-selecting a range of levels and types of text you expect them to...
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from Ginger CookWhy is it that education graduate students characterize certain school models as “good” and yet would not choose to work in them or send their own children to them? What’s going on? One of my all-time favorite teachers is Larry Cuban, my grad school advisor. A former high school social studies teacher, district superintendent,... (5)
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from Katy CortelyouThis is part two in a two-part series. In part one of this blog post, I shared some of my thoughts about close reading and core literacy instruction within K–1 classrooms. In part two, I promised to go a step further and address the role of close reading from my perspective as a primary intervention teacher. So going back to my original... (5)