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Welcome to the Sioux Falls School District's Effective Classroom Wiki
This is a space where educators can add resources, ask questions, and share their experiences regarding
best practices in classroom instruction and management while keeping academics strong including Responsive Classroom®, Differentiation, Logical Consequences, Academic Choice, Positive Discipline, Bullying Prevention, Student Engagement, and Formative Assessment.
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What is Responsive Classroom?
is an approach to elementary teaching that emphasizes social, emotional, and academic growth in a strong and safe school community. The goal is to enable optimal student learning.
The First Six Weeks of School
by Paula Denton and Roxanne Kriete
What is Differientiated Instruction?
Instruction that accommodates the different ways that students learn. It is an approach to teaching that advocates active planning for student differences in classrooms.
Differentiation in Practice: A Resource Guide for Differentiated Curriculum
by Carol Tomlinson and Caroline Eidson
What is Positive Discipline?
ositive Discipline is a program based on the work of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs and designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful and resourceful members of their communities.
by Jane Nelsen
What is Formative Assessment?
Formative Assessment is part of the instructional process. When incorporated into classroom practice, it provides the information needed to adjust teaching and learning while they are happening
Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom: A Guide for Instructional Leaders
by Connie Moss and Susan Brookhart
What is Academic Choice?
A technique that increases student motivation by differientiating instruction and allowing students teacher-structured choices in their work.
Learning Through Academic Choice
by Paula Denton
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