10 12, 2019

Tip of the Month: Engage Your Students in the Holidays – and Learning!

By |2020-03-05T15:31:16+00:00December 10th, 2019|Helpful Hints, Professional Development Blog, Teaching Tips|0 Comments

The holidays are quickly approaching! Are you looking for something to do that’s FUN and ENGAGING to keep their attention, while embedding important skills and standards? Try this Winter Holiday Scavenger Hunt, teaching them critical search skills along the way, and culminating in EXPRESSION STYLE presentations back to classmates! [...]

10 12, 2019

Sharing Best Practices: Light Up Someone’s Holiday!

By |2020-04-01T16:50:05+00:00December 10th, 2019|Helpful Hints, Professional Development Blog, Sharing Showcase|0 Comments

This month’s Best Practice comes from our own Director of Professional Development and Client Support, Jeanne Pascon, M.Ed. Holiday Cards for Our Troops One of my favorite lessons of the school year, repeated each year students were in my G/T class - some from fourth grade all the way [...]

19 11, 2019

Tip of the Month: Scaffolding Your Type III Process

By |2020-04-24T04:13:49+00:00November 19th, 2019|Helpful Hints, Professional Development Blog, Sharing Showcase, Teaching Tips|0 Comments

As I work with teachers starting their journey with the Schoolwide Enrichment Model and Renzulli Learning, I am often asked about timelines and assessing students’ work. The timeline is completely relative to the age/ability level of the students, how often you meet with them, how long you intend to [...]

19 11, 2019

The PD Corner: PBL vs PBL – Does it really matter?

By |2020-03-18T18:39:20+00:00November 19th, 2019|Articles, Professional Development Blog|0 Comments

Project - ,  Problem - , and Inquiry-Based-Learning  “PBL” is not a new term, but it is getting a lot of air-time lately as educators strive to teach to the 21st Century learner. “Sage on the Stage” methodologies are being left behind as more and more schools encourage teachers [...]

18 11, 2019

Sharing Best Practices: Launching Type III Projects

By |2020-04-01T16:50:32+00:00November 18th, 2019|Professional Development Blog, Sharing Showcase|0 Comments

Launching Type III Projects This month’s Best Practice comes from Mrs. Brittany Motes, a 3-5th Grade Gifted and Talented Teacher, Vernon CT My students frequently work on Type III Independent or Small Group Investigations as part of our instructional time together.  Students love exploring topics of interest and [...]

24 10, 2019

Partnering with Parents

By |2020-03-05T15:42:02+00:00October 24th, 2019|Sharing Showcase|0 Comments

Partnering with Parents ~ Just in Time for Conferences! This month’s Best Practice comes from Mrs. Maria Schweyer, second grade teacher from Watertown, CT. Do you want to partner with parents for the success of your students? Renzulli Learning makes it easy with the Parent Portal! Once you have [...]