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Carolyn's Blog

Welcome to Carolyn Coil's Blog. In this section of the website, educational articles written by Carolyn on topics of current interest will be periodically added. To read a blog post, click on the title that interests you!

VOLUME 6: 2012
Vol. 6, No. 4
Kindness, Laughter and Enthusiasm

Vol. 6, No. 3
Participation, Attitude and Recognition

Vol. 6, No. 2
Building Strengths

Vol. 6, No. 1
Sparking Your “Sparkle” Throughout the School Year

VOLUME 5: 2011

Vol. 5, No. 4
Curriculum Mapping and Differentiation: How They Work Together

Vol. 5, No. 3
Informational Texts and the Common Core Standards

Vol. 5, No. 2
The Coil Horizontal and Vertical Differentiation Model™

Vol. 5, No. 1
The Common Core Standards and Gifted Students

VOLUME 4: 2010

Vol. 4, No. 3
Using Data to Drive Instruction

Vol. 4, No. 2
Data and Assessments

Vol. 4, No. 1
Situation: Change!

VOLUME 3: 2009

Vol. 3, No. 4
Anchoring Activities: Dealing with Differences in Learning Time and Pacing

Vol. 3, No. 3
The Response to Intervention (RTI) Approach:
Strategies and Interventions for Underachievers That Really Work

Vol. 3, No. 2
Using Questivities™ to Develop Creative and Critical Thinking

Vol. 3, No. 1
Flexible Grouping: It's More Than Just Moving Their Seats!

VOLUME 2: 2008

Vol. 2, No. 5
Rubrics and Criteria Cards

Vol. 2, No. 4
The Hidden Gifted Underachiever

Vol. 2, No. 3
Keys to Successful Districtwide Differentiation

Vol. 2, No. 2
Teachers as Leaders in School

Vol. 2, No. 1
What Is Curriculum Compacting?

VOLUME 1: 2007

Vol. 1, No. 5
Are You a Thermometer or a Thermostat?

Vol. 1, No. 4
What Can Teachers and Parents Do to Help Underachievers?

Vol. 1, No. 3
Underachievement: What Is It?  What Causes It?

Vol. 1, No. 2
Test Scores: "Educational Enron"?

Vol. 1, No. 1
An Introduction to Differentiation