Better Learning Through Structured Teaching: A Framework for the Gradual Release of Responsibility, 2nd Edition
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Better Learning Through Structured Teaching

In this updated 2nd edition of the ASCD best-seller, Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey dig deeper into the hows and whys of the gradual release of responsibility instructional framework. To gradually release responsibility is to equip students with what they need to be engaged and self-directed learners. On a day-to-day level, it means delivering lessons purposefully planned to incorporate four essential and interrelated instructional ph...

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Better Than Carrots or Sticks

Classroom management is traditionally a matter of encouraging good behavior and discouraging bad by doling out rewards and punishments. But studies show that when educators empower students to address and correct misbehavior among themselves, positive results are longer lasting and more wide reaching. In Better Than Carrots or Sticks, longtime educators and best-selling authors Dominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy Frey provide ...

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Close Reading And Writing From Sources

Fisher and Frey present a model for teaching middle and high school students some of the most crucial skills, often neglected, in today’s schools: reading texts closely, taking good notes, analyzing and synthesizing information from multiple sources, then writing clearly and effectively. Fisher and Frey have developed, implemented, and refined a process for teachers and students that results in evidence becoming a signature part of s...