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Supporting ELLs in the classroom

For this blog I’d like to highlight two strategies I have learned about through my student-teaching that I would definitely implement in my future classroom. 278 more words

Say what you mean to say

There’s a neighborhood watch sign from the city posted near our subdivision pool, and the tagline reads ‘Reducing Criminal Opportunity.’ As Chris and I walked Sophie this morning, I told him how I imagined that tagline being developed, in some meeting of twenty important people that starts off with a brainstorming session where everyone ‘throws out’ words and some quickly elected secretary writes them on a white board. 937 more words

Kids

The Funny Things They Say

Enjoying the turn of phrase

One of the things that Nomi and I started doing a few years ago was record the funny things that Squeaker and Muffin would say. 424 more words

Columns

Echolalia

I can remember as kids my siblings and I would get into a lot of trouble when we imitated something an adult said or did. The grown-ups called it mocking or “copy-catting”. 1,005 more words

Lessons Learned

#43 -Tape Recorder

Another reason that I am A OKAY with ‘peer troubles’ (See Day #42 – Trouble with Peers) is that Tucker’s outright exposure to others can be damaging – even though social contact is where he needs the most practice.   521 more words

Montessori Children Don't Throw

When my son was around 14 months old, he started throwing things: toys, silverware, food, you name it (although he wisely never threw a glass!).  My first instinct should’ve been to stop and observe him to find out why he was throwing.   533 more words

Montessori

Rub-a-Dub-Dub

Children love water! If your child is fussy, you can change their whole mood by simply having a “no purpose” bath. Bubbles are always fun in the tub. 287 more words

Toddler