“A good number of the highest-achieving schools, are.. among the poorest in the state. NAEP gains for minority students in these states (NC, OH and IL) are about three times the gains for US students overall.”
“High-poverty, high minority schools in New York City outperform their counterparts in Los Angeles and Washington DC by two full years.”
“In Texas, black students perform better on the NAEP 8th grae writing assessment than white, nonpoor students in seven other states. In Virginia, Latinos perform better in 4th grade reading than white, nonpoor students in 17 states (Haycock, 2005)”
“Only five years of above-average teaching can eliminate the achievement gap in some states (Kain & Hanushek in Haycock, 2005).”
Schmoker, M. Results Now. (2006). ACSD: Alexandria, VA, 21
Schmoker suggests that these results are based on applying simple good teaching such as Madeline Hunter where the teacher tells the learning standard, models it with examples, checks for initial comprehension, scaffolds students learning, has frequent assessments, monitors and adjusts instruction, and has closure.
A teacher can model the high level of learning through examples through the use of technology. For example, the teacher shows the class an example on a Smartboard and indicates what makes this example a great standard example by circling or underlining parts.
So how do you model the high level of learning with examples through the use of technology?
© Harry Grover Tuttle, 2007