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Gradual Release of Responsibility

Gradual Release of Responsibility

How do you get kids to learn? Learning happens gradually over time. We know that content that is revisited over time has a much larger impact over content that is delivered in a 'one and done' style. So what does it mean to gradually release responsibility. This means...

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How to Track Student Assessment

How to Track Student Assessment

There are so many ways to track student learning. But the goal here is that you have to do it. That is true my the hardest part. To get it out of my head and on to paper (even digital paper) where I can manipulate the data and make it make sense to me. If we are using...

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The Power of Autonomy

The Power of Autonomy

Autonomy: the power to be independent and free; freedom from external control or influence.   Increasing student autonomy in my classroom has led to Classroom management is easier The time I take to plan a lesson, or unit etc has decreased I develop stronger...

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When Inquiry Doesn’t Work and How to fix it

When Inquiry Doesn’t Work and How to fix it

So sometimes inquiry doesn't work! In fact in the research by John Hattie, inquiry based learning and project based learning fall below the line.  The rate in which something is deemed to have an average effect on student achievement. Well that's not good news.... But...

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Design Your Classroom For Inquiry

Design Your Classroom For Inquiry

As I think about teachers going back into the classroom this is one of my most favourite times.  Getting my classroom ready. It is often the cleanest that it will ever be and the most photo ready. Classrooms today look different so as we are getting ready to go back...

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About the Author

I am a mom, wife, teacher and the teacher author behind madlylearning.com.  I have been a teacher for 12 years teaching both junior grades 4/5 as well as ELLs

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