Caitlin Annand-Baechtel

A new age of vocabulary instruction

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The importance of vocabulary instruction is a well known fact. Ask a teacher. Check with a parent. Reference the decades of research. All sources will agree: vocabulary is a fundamental building block for literacy development and reading comprehension. Indeed, this isn’t news. Since the dawn of public school, students have toiled away with slate and […]

How simplifying data can drive student achievement

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With the rise of educational technology and adaptive online curriculum, personalized learning is now a reality in schools nationwide. According to a study released by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, 93% of teachers in the U.S. use at least one online learning tool to guide instruction and drive student achievement. This near ubiquity of […]