Will Lion’s photo along with Andrew Sullivan’s quote makes blogging look edgy and exciting! When I reread my blogs, they seem cautious, sometimes interesting or thoughtful, but not really exciting. 290 more words
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This past Friday I experienced the “Marketplace” in my son’s second grade classroom. Students had been preparing their wares to sell for weeks prior, and they also had learned a considerable amount of new vocabulary such as consumer, price-point, target audience, and return policy. 401 more words
My daughter’s first report card with the traditional grading system, A – F, is coming out this week. Because most of the teachers have grades accessible to parents and students along the way online these days, we already know her grades. 597 more words
This week I observed a substitute teacher give an art lesson to third graders. Besides learning that this is a great way for a substitute teacher to engage a classroom and for students to learn about concentric circles and abstract art, I witnessed how art reaches some of the students whom do not usually seem completely engaged. 331 more words
An experienced teacher was advising me about a specific method of read-a-loud called “text to self” this week and pointed out that, especially with this particular method, I need to relate to the text personally and think those connections out loud to the students as I read the book to them. 248 more words