How PLCs Work in International Schools

For the past decade, Professional Learning Communities or PLCs have popularized many US schools' approach to teacher collaboration.  The most common PLC model is the Dufour PLC framework (Dufour, Dufour, Eaker, & Many, 2010).  In this framework, teacher groups meet to analyze student data in order to make professional decisions for student improvement.  Up until now, much PLC … Continue reading How PLCs Work in International Schools

Spelling Words Their Way

The spelling program Words their Way (WTW) is a valuable part of AIS's literacy program.  Generally the development of spelling skills is critical to being literate in English.  Quick and accurate word comprehension helps readers focus on interpreting larger text. On the other hand, conventional spelling instruction is not long lasting. This approach relies on … Continue reading Spelling Words Their Way