Ron Rogers

THE TIME HAS ARRIVED (part 1 of 2)


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 you
continue . . .

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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. Remind gives you a direct line . . .

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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?

Sometimes as teachers we forget the importance of . . .

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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 education. Now . . .

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June 26, 2015

Growth Mindset

Stretch the Learning

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Do you think new learning can occur? Remember the old saying "Can you teach an old dog new tricks?" Do you believe all kids can learn? Do you believe we are born with our intelligence or do you believe we can develop our intelligence? Would you believe that Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D.'s work shows us that students who learn the . . .

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March 13, 2015


Be Sure to Consult the UDL Framework

UDL Principle - Provide Multiple Means of Representation

Guideline 3 - Provide Options for Comprehension

Have you ever stumbled across a fluent reader that has almost no comprehension? The high fluency reader isn't usually the one we think of as lacking comprehension. We have to be careful because they can slip through the cracks. It can . . .

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February 18, 2015

Help Line for Universal Design for Learning (UDL)

We're Interested in UDL/We Want to Move it Forward, Now What?


What are you doing to meet student variability in your district, building or classroom? Have you thought about Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as your instructional framework? This blog post is for you, whether you are just thinking about UDL, or you have been practicing UDL for years.

A great place to start is . . .

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January 28, 2015