Dr. Ilene Winokur AlZaid

Dr. Ilene’s Journey – Promoting Reflective Teaching in Kuwait

When Dr. Ilene Winokur was young, people often told her she’d make a great teacher. She wasn’t quite sure why they said that – perhaps it was her ability to relate to all types of people or her infinite patience – but she respected the teaching profession so deeply that she didn’t feel capable of
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Stephanie Shepherd

Creativity and Collaboration Help Students Learn Real-World Skills

Bak Middle School of the Arts, a public magnet school in West Palm Beach, Florida, is every creative kid’s dream school. Not only can students “major” in a wide array of art concentrations, but Bak’s reputation for academic excellence further increases its standing as one of the community’s most highly sought-after middle schools. Bak is
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Cognitive or Conative? Teaching Strategies for the 21st Century

Historically, education has been about developing students’ cognitive skills to improve their ability to store and process information. This is still critical, of course, but today’s rigorous college and career readiness standards also emphasize the development of students’ conative skills to prepare them for higher education and the global workplace. Put simply, students use conative
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An Easy Technique for Teaching Students to Identify Critical Content

Today’s students need to know how to accept ownership of their own learning. An educator’s job becomes much easier when students can take control of their progress; but how, exactly, can you teach that? The Learning Sciences International Essentials for Achieving Rigor series of instructional guides helps to answer this question. The first book, Identifying
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Jenny O'Sullivan

A.D. Henderson’s Commitment to Continuous Improvement: Part 2

In a previous article, we spoke with Chrisencia Barzey and Brian Schum, two educators at A.D. Henderson University School, a public K-8 school on the campus of Florida Atlantic University. Both teachers told us that since the school implemented the Marzano Teacher Evaluation Model in 2011, they have grown professionally, increasing their focus on planning,
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A.D. Henderson’s Commitment to Continuous Improvement

A.D. Henderson University School, a public elementary and middle school situated on the campus of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, is known for its rigorous academics and great teachers, but even at this 2004 National Blue Ribbon School, teachers are always striving to get better. Along with the rest of Palm Beach County, A.D.
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