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


Striving Readers: Institute for Research on Adolescent Literacy



Striving Readers: Institute for Research on Adolescent Literacy

Researchers at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning are hoping a new project launching in classrooms this fall will prove to be a door of opportunity for struggling adolescent readers. The Striving Readers project in Michigan will test the effectiveness of Fusion Reading™, a comprehensive program designed by the Center’s researchers to significantly improve the reading performance of adolescents who have fallen far behind their peers. Fusion Reading bundles strategies for identifying and understanding individual words as well as for understanding entire written passages into one comprehensive package.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in About Teachers, Learning Strategies


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