About the Expert Debora Martinez was born in Mexico and immigrated to the United States in 1989. In 2007, she graduated from University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor’s Degree in EC-4 Bilingual certification. She has taught four years in Fort Worth ISD. Her first teaching assignment was at Cesar Chavez Primary as a Pre-K and 1st grade teacher. She currently teaches 3rd grade at South High Mount Elementary. Last year, she initiated Cursos para Padres – a six session course for parents of bilingual students to provide them with ideas and resources to help them be more active and effective in helping with the academics of their children. During summer 2011, Ms. Martinez was an advisor for alternative certification candidates under The New Teacher Project. She is currently completing her Master’s Degree from UTA.
How can the HITS be used to aid instruction?
Why can we rely on the HITS?
Why do you think there are limitations to the HITS?
How can you use the HITS to be more effective in your classroom?
What does HITS stand for? What are the 8 HITS?
Take-Aways from Video
Some teaching strategies are clearly, and measurably, more effective than others.
A comprehensive body of research supports the use of the HITS.
No strategy is effective unless contextualized and used appropriately.
The HITS are research-based and they prove to raise student achievement.
If these strategies are used in a purposeful way you can be sure that your students can do better than they’ve done before.
There are limitations and benefits to these strategies.
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