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Timely, effective interventions are essential to the success of students. Especially for those at high risk. Students have so much to deal with -- academic pressures, social pressures, anxiety, uncertainty about the future, -- their social-emotional needs are more important than ever. For these needs to be met, and for them to get the support they need to succeed in their classes academically, many students need targeted, small group, or even...
We all want to fit in among our peers. When we're little kids wanting to play together on the playground, when we're teens in middle school anxious for the approval of our classmates, and when we're adults out in the job force -- no one wants to feel left out or rejected. It's no different for educators. In fact, the heavy workload and increasing demands of national standards may sometimes breed competition and may make a teacher's work...
"A classroom teacher is probably the single most powerful influence on student achievement that is within the control of the educational system."  - Marzano. On Excellence in Teaching, 2009 There is no doubt that teachers impact their students. This force can be for good or bad. Most of us have teachers that stick out in our mind. Perhaps there was a teacher who singled us out when we couldn't answer a question, and embarrassed...