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Transcript of Student Success
the First Day
The Effective Teacher...
Research Driven Practices
Basic Understandings EDUC 3330
Have a plan/script.
Establish good control of the classroom
from the first week of school.
"Student achievement at the end of the year is directly related to the degree to which the teacher establishes good control of the classroom procedures in the very first week of the school year" (Wong, & Wong, 2009, pg. 6)
Make the decision to plan learning activities that are driven by research.
Research improves student achievement. You don't have to reinvent the wheel; find out what works by always searching out answers.
Small Group Discussion Activity #1
1. has positive expectations
for students success.
2. is an extremely good
3. knows how to design lessons
for student mastery.
Understand that college and student teaching may not have prepared you.
Take advantage of your school/district's new teacher programs, orientation, and mentor teachers.
You are a teacher from day one. You must continue to learn on the job. Join a professional organization and continue to learn (workshops, professional development, journals, books).
What is an achievement gap?
The observed, persistent disparity of educational measures between the performance of groups of students, especially groups defined by socioeconomic status (SES), race/ethnicity and gender. The achievement gap can be observed on a variety of measures, including standardized test scores, grade point average, dropout rates, and college enrollment and completion rates.
teacher, even in an
school, produces improved student learning and increased student achievement" (Wong & Wong, 2009, pg. 25).
Closing the achievement gap:
focus on learning for all students
"no excuses" attitude
research and data to improve teacher practices
involve everyone in the improvement process
persist through difficulties and setbacks