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From Solution Tree:

Ready to Learn: The FRAME Model for Optimizing Student Success by Peg Grafwallner

A results-oriented approach for motivating students to learn and achieve academic success

Available November 8th, 2019

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Ready to Learn introduces the FRAME model, a results-oriented approach for creating meaningful and motivating learning experience across grade levels and content areas. Rely on the model’s five steps—(1) focus, (2) reach, (3) ask, (4) model, and (5) encourage—to help you launch engaging lessons, articulate clear expectations, and offer effective feedback.

Explore how the FRAME model supports teachers in planning and delivering a meaningful learning experience to every student.

Discover strategies for engaging students within the first ten minutes of class and carrying this motivation throughout the lesson.

Understand how encouraging peer observations and feedback among teachers will improve instructional practice.

Study the FRAME model in real-world situations and utilize reflection questions to reinforce learning.

Examine sample lesson plans and receive a template for planning lessons using the FRAME model.

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from Rowman & Littlefield:

Lessons Learned from the Special Education Classroom: Creating Opportunities for All Students to Listen, Learn, and Lead by Peg Grafwallner

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Lessons Learned from the Special Education Classroom

Review from Wisconsin English Journal

Review of Lessons Learned from the Special Education Classroom by Daniel Monfre, IB Math Teacher

I'm currently teaching at an international school in the Philippines and we recently selected Lessons Learned from the Special Education Classroom as our PLC's book study. Over the past couple months teachers from all grade levels, counselors, specialists, special ed teachers, and admin have met to discuss the chapters of the book. We have used the Questions that are provided in the book to guide our discussions. The process has led to some of the best conversations about school environment I have ever had. Our PLC is a diverse group of colleagues from all over the world and all having various roles in the school, still we have all found the resources, topics, and examples in the book to be very useful. I highly recommend that any one looking for professional growth to better serve all students read this book.


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