Collaboration and data key to ensuring lasting change

At Riverbank (Calif.) High School, teachers across subject areas incorporate multiple Content Enhancement Routines into their daily instruction. Students learn strategies in both general education and resource classrooms. And scores on state competency tests have risen dramatically--more than 50 points in the first two years alone of the school's extensive literacy improvement program.
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Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 in

Transformed: Ex-student steps into teacher’s shoes

Stephen Hanson once struggled with writing coherent sentences. He hesitated to take classes that required essays and long written responses on tests. He feared he would not be accepted by the colleges to which he applied. The Learning Strategies of the Strategic Instruction Model transformed his life.
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Posted on Monday, June 18, 2012 in

Arkansas ‘school to watch’ attracts national notice

In a state that boasts the world's only diamond-producing site open to public prospecting, one of Arkansas' brightest jewels can be found without digging: Cabot Middle School North has been named an Arkansas Diamond School to Watch, and the Strategic Instruction Model sparkles as one of the school's areas of academic excellence.
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Posted on Monday, June 18, 2012 in About Schools, About Students, Content Enhancement, Learning Strategies

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