Become a Larry Bell School

Become a Larry Bell School

Some Larry Bell Schools/Districts: 

Bradley County Schools, Bradley Tennessee” - 17 Schools total
Larry’s Contact: Terri Murray 423.476.0620

Waldron Public Schools, Waldron Arkansas - Three schools total
Larry’s Contact: Toni Dozier 479.637.3179

Obion County Schools, Union City Tennessee - Eight schools total
Larry’s Contact: Lesa Scillion 731.885.9743

Tupelo City Schools, Tupelo Mississippi - 8 schools total
Larry’s Contact : Corliss Curry 662.841.8850

Larry Bell’s Fundamental Strategies Program 

Day One

  • Introductions/role of a leadership team/goal setting
  • Introduction of Year One Foundational Concepts
  1. Establishing classroom culture/relationships
  2. 12 Powerful Words
  3. The UNRA(A)VELs: Reading, Math, Writing (Including use on the computer)
  4. Strategies to reach disenfranchised students
  5. Strategies for the state’s end of year testing

Day Two

  • Successes/concerns/review of Day 1
  • 10 backbreakers of standardized testing
  • When students encounter a word that they do not know
  • 10 mistakes made by low-achieving students on standardized tests
  • General computer test taking strategies
  • Specific strategies for the state’s end of year testing

Day Three

  • Successes/concerns/review of Day 2
  • 10 common mistakes teachers make teaching struggling learners
  • More specific strategies for the state’s end of year testing
  • Mistakes teachers make preparing students for the end of year tests
  • General computer testing strategies part 2
  • When students encounter the word “not” or “except” on a test

Day Four

  • Successes/concerns/review of Day 3
  • Greatest concerns
  • The nine-week countdown schedule
  • The data driven method of reviewing for a state test
  • Establishing a school-wide testing incentive program

Day Five

  • Give a full assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of each of the five major strategies presented as a part of this program during the year.
  1. Establishing classroom culture/relationships
  2. 12 Powerful Words
  3. The UNRA(A)VELs: Reading, Math, Writing (Including use on the computer)
  4. Strategies to reach disenfranchised students
  5. Strategies for the state’s end of year testing
  • Developing a portfolio for yourself (and your grade level and new teachers) to use starting on the first day of school next year that allows you to pick up where you left off so you do not have to “reinvent the wheel”.
  • Program Evaluation


Optional Themes for Years Two and Three: Institutionalizing the Strategies, Effective Strategies for Struggling Learners, Positive Classroom Management, Creating a Positive School Environment to Increase School Safety.