Nathan Lang

Nathan Lang, EdD, is a presenter, speaker, and writer. He has been a teacher, an education supervisor at NASA, elementary and high school administrator, professor, and director of curriculum/instruction.

Creativity, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Communications, Critical Thinking

Transforming Education—From the Perspective of the Classroom, the School, the District, and a Publishing Partner

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(Note: This post is co-authored by Chris Weber and Nathan Lang, and guest authors Jason Anderson and Weston Kieschnick.)

Now, more than ever, serving all students means equipping them with the skills and attributes necessary to succeed in the world. The Economist Group (2014), for example, reports that the top-five skills that employers seek in potential candidates are (1) problem solving, (2) team-working, (3) communications, (4) critical thinking, and (5) creativity. These skills represent more than the lofty ambitions of the 4 Cs of the 21st century; they represent the reality of today’s societies and economies and must increasingly and immediately be heavily represented within classrooms and schools. Read more

Top 10 Most Telling Trademarks of Response to Intervention

Top 10 Most Telling Trademarks of Response to Intervention

Categories: RTI

We’ve been living, breathing, studying, practicing, and coaching on Response to Intervention for well over a decade.

We passionately believe that RTI is the most systematic, effective, and proven (Hattie, 2012) set of beliefs and practices with which we can engage to ensure that all students grow. How do we know if RTI is effectively being implemented in our learning environments?

In no particular order, here are the Top Ten Most Telling Trademarks of RTI:

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The only things that's changed is everything.

School: The Only Thing That’s Changed Is Everything

Categories: 21st Century Skills, RTI

Tagline sound familiar? Yes, it’s the new tagline for Apple’s iPhone 6S. When you look at the iPhone 6S, it looks identical to the iPhone 6. But, there are so many unique features and upgrades that are inconspicuous to the casual observer.

On the surface, schools, classrooms, and the education profession have looked very similar over the past few decades. The majority of parents see their children experiencing the same types of things they experienced in school: completing (too many) worksheets for homework, taking tests, receiving letter grades, having a nice teacher, a grumpy teacher, completing projects, writing reports, etc. The school building layout is familiar and nostalgic. There are recesses and homecoming football games.

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