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Ron Rogers

Engagement, Fun, or Pain and Avoidance

There is Always a Solution

Silvrback blog image Why can some people pull the best from a group of people and others cause people to shut-down? Most educators would agree with being involved in a meeting where the engagement is high creates a satisfying and rewarding time for all. Think back to a meeting you were involved and a topic that one would have thought there was only one answer . . .

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October 28, 2018

TOXIC GRADING PRACTICES

Kill Student Engagement

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Most students learn how to work the educational system to their advantage or how to get out of school assignments. Students not challenged, or too challenged will not do their assignments. Educators need to confirm the research and make sure students are supported with their assignments. Teachers can make sureassignments are clear . . .

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November 25, 2017

Low Performing vs. High Performing Schools

Organizational Leadership

The area of education is exciting because the research keeps getting stronger. It wasn't long ago it was common and forward thinking to say school principals should be instructional leaders. Over the years this idea has been pushed and administrators trained to become strong instructional leaders. Research started to show instructional . . .

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November 28, 2016

THE TIME HAS ARRIVED (part 1 of 2)

TO START THINKING ABOUT TWO WAY COMMUNICATION

Have you ever discussed or thought about the importance of two-way communication
in education? Should we consider how we communicate? First, we should consider what
kind of communication we are using now. Second, we should ask ourselves how we can
better communicate. Third, is it worth communicating more or differently? So before . . .

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February 28, 2016

Tech Tools For Your Classroom and Beyond!

Picks from 2015 for 2016

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Tools, Tools, Tools!!!

Technology tools are everywhere on the internet. The internet has winners and losers when it comes to technology tools. It also has expensive, non-expensive and free tools. Here are the tools I found worth using this past year:

Remind the messaging app you want to use for communication. . . .

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December 22, 2015

Student Success; The Forgotten Key

Take a moment,and ask yourself,

"Do I proactively communicate with the parent's of my students?"

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  • What does the communication sound and look like?
  • Do I use one-way or two-way communication?
  • Do I take communication to the next level by engaging and involving my parents?
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December 17, 2015

Self-Directed Learners

Using the UDL Framework

It is interesting how often these days we hear educators talk about “Student Self-Advocacy”, “Self-Regulation”, or “Self-Directed Learners”. There are differences and similarities, however for this blog entry we will focus on “Self-Directed Learners”.

Why is it important? Where does it begin? These are important questions in . . .

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June 26, 2015

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