Jacqueline Raphael

Jacqueline manages the 6+1 Trait® Writing program and serves as a lead on several school improvement projects. Writing is very much a part of her life outside of work, too: She spends her spare time writing fiction and poetry.

I'm passionate about creating opportunities for educators to work together on increasing student engagement and achievement.

Practice Expert, System Improvement
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Blog Posts

Increasing Standards-Based Assessment Scores by Improving Writing

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December 8th, 2015

Jacqueline Raphael and Rhonda Barton look closely at the demands of the Common Core State Standards on student writing and show how a traits-based model for teaching writing can help educators meet the challenge.

Argument Writing as Dialogue in the Common Core

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May 28th, 2015

Four years ago, when I taught first-year composition at Portland Community College, I remember working hard to focus my class on topics I felt would interest my students: how experts achieve excellence in their chosen fields, for example, and how to balance work, school, and personal life. My...

Shared Leadership in Action: An Evolution in School Improvement

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February 19th, 2015

An important feature of Education Northwest’s Success Now! school improvement approach is the development of shared leadership throughout a school. Shared leadership does not minimize the need for a strong principal leader; rather, it adds to “leadership” the concept of creating the conditions for...