Ravenous-Chapter22

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I’m really loving Dorian Zane’s mad skills. Originally when I imagined him, he wasn’t that great of a guy, but his secret talent and just penchant to be selfish is kinda sexy. LOL Let me know what you think of Dorian Zane? If you’re just joining us, start the story at www.sylviahubbard.com/ravenous Now enjoy… Chapter … Continue reading Ravenous-Chapter22

Ravenous-Chapter21

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Wow! And that is all… If you’re just joining us, start the story at www.sylviahubbard.com/ravenous Now enjoy… Chapter 21    By the time he reached her feet, Chon didn’t know if she was coming or going. Why was he torturing her?    The answer was obvious. This was Dorian Zane. He needed frustration, anxiety, and torture to … Continue reading Ravenous-Chapter21

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https://www.instafreebie.com/free/ZYbQa If you’re ready to buy the book, review the book, help promote the book, click here and Get Beautiful!   Subscribe for Blog Alerts ONLY  Receive Offers, News & Discounts 1st by Signing up to our Monthly Newsletter Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: #authorpreneuer, #blackfriday, #bookpromotion, #bookreader, #CyberMonday, #fire #books, #giftofreading, #holidaygifts, #indieauthor, #newauthor, #promoadvice, … Continue reading Get ##Beautiful! Read the first five chapters FREE #suspense #AuthorRT, #bookworm #mobi #epub

Ravenous-Chapter20

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  Author’s Note: After this chapter, I’m a lot in love with Dorian Zane. That is all. If you’re just joining us, please start at the beginning http://www.sylviahubbard.com/ravenous     Chapter 20 Chon kept looking at the time, which seemed to fly and she was just hitting the thirty-minute mark when she opened the doors … Continue reading Ravenous-Chapter20

Ravenous-Chapter19

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Just as promised, here’s the next Chapter. There are about fifty reading religiously but only a few have commented. Please add a comment on what’s going through your head about the story. I’d love to hear it. If you’re just joining us, start the story at www.sylviahubbard.com/ravenous or share the link on your social media … Continue reading Ravenous-Chapter19

Ravenous-Chapter18

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Busy in Ohio with a writer’s groups and of course making time for #MadeMyNight. We went out on a regular date in another city and it was just like spending the day with a best friend. Seriously. Anyhoo, Yes, I’m late posting. Yes, I’ll post 19 asap. If you’re just joining us, start the story … Continue reading Ravenous-Chapter18

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August 18, 2017 by  
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Click here to purchase now!  Always wanted to know what happened to the one night stand in Boom! Boom! Boom!? Now you can enjoy the rest of the story in ConSensual now available inside of the Detroit anthology Sticky Secrets. Sticky Secrets by E. Scrill, Kaylynn Hunt and Sylvia Hubbard You’ll also get two other Detroit … Continue reading Did you read Boom! Boom! Boom!? Want to finish? Get the continuation inside of #ConSensual #amreading #newread

Schools moving away from standardized tests and online learning

August 18, 2017 by  
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Summit charter schools in California and Washington state are often included on the list of charter networks that are getting big urban student achievement gains. A common characteristic of these networks is their commitment that their students will graduate from college.

Another increasingly common characteristic is because they are committed to college success––not just enrollment––they are moving away from a focus on standardized tests. And in Summit’s case away from student’s learning primarily online. Both, of course, are the exact opposite of what too many policymakers are pushing here and around the country.

What Summit has found is that the skills students need to succeed in college are far broader than what is on the test and that many of those skills cannot be learned by students sitting in front of a computer. Two Hechinger Report articles explore how and why Summit has changed its approach to teaching and learning.

The first starts with:

Almost five years ago, Summit Public Schools decided that scoring high on standardized tests wasn’t enough to ensure success after high school. … The report comes a few years after the celebrated schools began work to reinvent themselves. Summit students had scored high on standardized tests of math and English, earning the school a national reputation for success with students who typically didn’t fare well. And almost all Summit graduates enrolled in college. But then the school’s leaders discovered that about half of those students were dropping out of college. They decided to do something about it.

What Summit moved to is laid out in a report entitled the Science of Summit. It details an approach to teaching and learning designed to build skills in four broad areas:

  • Cognitive Skills equip students with interdisciplinary 21st century competencies to navigate college and careers
  • Students must acquire and retain key Content Knowledge to support the development of Cognitive Skills
  • To succeed, students need Habits of Success — a set of skills, mindsets, dispositions and behaviors
  • Students who cultivate a Sense of Purpose are more likely to succeed in meeting their short- and long-term goals

So yes content knowledge––what standardized tests are attempting to measure––matters. But so do these other skill sets. The lesson from Summit and many other schools is that the almost exclusive focus on test results as the accountability measure for schools is not preparing college ready students.

The second Hechinger Report article is entitled Despite its high-tech profile, Summit charter network makes teachers, not computers, the heart of personalized learning. The subtitle is A surprise inside a school championed for its use of technology: Teachers are the stars. Long title, but it makes the point. Substituting computers for teachers is not good for students.

The reason from moving away from software-driven teaching and learning is the same reason they moved away from focusing on good test scores. The students weren’t developing the broad skills they needed to succeed in college. Online learning might––not for sure––be good at developing content knowledge and maybe some broader cognitive skills, but not habits of success or sense of purpose.

There are two broad lessons to be learned from Summit. The first is the most reliable way to get substantial gains in student outcomes is district or charter network management committed to student success after they graduate. And particularly a commitment to earning a college degree. That is what is driving schools away from an emphasis on the test and an over reliance on online learning.

The second lesson is look to how affluent parents are educating their own children, not what they are recommending for educating others’ children. Affluent parents overwhelmingly are sending their kids to schools that build broad skills, rather than narrow content skills that are on the tests, and to schools that are teacher centered not online-learning centered.

We need all Michigan kids––not just kids with affluent parents––attending schools that are designed to build broad 21st Century skills, from birth through college.

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She Lies For Him – Guardian Angels Series | New Work In Progress Book Cover by @zajizee #WIP #WritersLife

August 18, 2017 by  
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These books are just outlined out but they play a significant part in King Paradise’s storyline, along with the Cytee Boyz. I know that’s hard for new readers to understand, but once you’ve met King, you’ll understand other reader’s excitement that we have for this upcoming project.   BOOK OF GUARDIAN ANGELS (3 Books Series) … Continue reading She Lies For Him – Guardian Angels Series | New Work In Progress Book Cover by @zajizee #WIP #WritersLife

Ravenous-Chapter17

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Author’s Note: You’re going to meet Michelle Coleman, who readers have met in Stealing Innocence II: The Ravishment I haven’t talked to her in a while so it’d be interesting to know what she’s been up too since her adventures.  If you’re interested in Michelle Coleman’s book, Stealing Innocence II: The Ravishment click here, if … Continue reading Ravenous-Chapter17

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