TSCCI Transfer Schools focus areas of work

This collection includes resources and tools to support teachers and principals as they engage in one or more focus areas of work targeted toward selected instructional goals and implementation of new teaching practices.  These resources will also help support new/re-designed systems/structures in the school.  Focus areas include the following: Higher-Order Thinking through Daily Academic Discussion; Placing Student Feedback at the Center of Teaching and Learning; Building Towards Mastery; and Strengthening Persistence in Math and Beyond.

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Collaborative academic discussion can transform a classroom.  Indeed, research indicates that when students regularly speak and listen to their classmates about the meaning of complex texts, the result is improvement in higher-order reading and writing skills as well as increased academic engagement. Speaking & Listening: Higher-Order Thinking thro...

The way in which teachers engage in two-way, formative, skill-aligned feedback with students is central to student learning. Indeed, it is one of the most influential factors identified in education research. Placing Student Feedback at the Center of Teaching and Learning: Accelerating Learning for Overage, Under-Credited Adolescents describes a se...

Mastery-based learning systems prepare students for life after high school by providing targeted learning opportunities that focus on mastering skills that are responsive to individual student progress. Building towards Mastery: Tools and Practices for Supporting Overage and Under-Credited Adolescents in a Mastery-Based Learning Environment provide...

Strengthening Persistence in Math and Beyond: Accelerating Learning for Overage, Under-Credited Adolescents describes a set of practices and tools designed to build students’ persistence tackling challenging math tasks. The lessons and insights described here; however, extend beyond the math classroom and can be applied across content areas. When e...

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