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Partners in Intervention: Guided Reading and the Collaborative Response Model

While watching Cheryl Gascoyne deliver a brilliant session on the merits of guided reading, I had an epiphany. Guided reading is a process that in elementary schools has been used to effectively teach children how to read. I used this process in my own…

June 17, 2019 | Author: Lorna Hewson | Read Article

Three Things I Learned in Reflecting Upon This Year . . .

1. Relationships are key. One of my earliest conversations with Lorna hinged upon the value of relationships. To ensure I was carrying out the work in a manner representative of what JIgsaw Learning has established across the educational landscape, I…

June 11, 2019 | Author: Cheryl Gascoyne | Read Article

CRM Progression - Targets for Implementation

There are two certainties that exist when it comes to the establishment and ongoing deepening of a Collaborative Response Model at the school level: 1. The model is complex - although it can be effectively summarized through the interrelatedness of the…

June 10, 2019 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

Going Deeper in Collaborative Team Meetings Idea #4 – Determine Team Tasks

This posting is part of a series, aimed at sharing high-impact ideas and practices for consideration in relation to Collaborative Team Meetings. A common refrain that we hear from schools is that once regular collaborative time is established (weekly or…

March 2, 2019 | Author: Kurtis Hewson | Read Article

What is Your January Do Over?!?

Since the beginning of the school year, I have been working with educators across the province of Alberta, building purpose, procedures and processes for individual school behaviour supports and interventions. The work has been focused as well as exciting,…

January 5, 2019 | Author: Barb Pears | Read Article