Show Notes

Educators across the state are trying to balance the issue of remediating skills that resulted from last spring’s school closures with teaching grade-level content. It can seem like a daunting task but there’s hope. Accelerating student learning is the key to helping teachers balancing these two issues as well as making the overwhelming task manageable.

In this episode, Christy Schwartz and I will be continuing our conversation on accelerating student learning. We will be getting insight and advice on this critical topic from educator and social entrepreneur, Silas Kulkarni.

What to Listen for:

  • What does it mean to accelerate student learning?
  • Why would acceleration be more effective than trying to go back and reteach concepts and skills that weren’t taught or mastered in the previous school year?
  • Why is it important to use acceleration with students who are performing below grade level?
  • How would acceleration work when teaching comprehension standards?
  • Why is important to address foundational skills differently from comprehension skills?
  • What are some of the challenges that teachers might face when trying to accelerate student learning?

My hope is that this episode inspires you to take a closer look at how you are accelerating student learning in your physical and virtual classrooms. Reflect on your practices.  Are you using more remedial tools vs acceleration tools? Are you using acceleration appropriately for your below-level students? Use the knowledge shared by Silas to help improve your instruction for all your students.

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