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Turning Things Over

I love hosting student teachers in my classroom. They challenge me to continually think deeply about what I am doing, how I am doing it, and why I am making the choices I make. 395 more words

Fourth Grade

On-Task Behaviour

Sorry for the lateness of this post. Monday evenings continue to be a challenge for me to get a blog post written because we have staff meetings after school lets out and then I have a short period of time to get ready for my graduate course in the evening. 342 more words

Fourth Grade

Token Economy

As a general rule, I avoid using token economy systems for classroom management. Too often, student behaviour becomes about the rewards or prizes instead of being about the expected behaviour. 538 more words

Fourth Grade

European Exploration

On my students’ progress reports, there are a total of two standards for social studies. One of these standards covers the important people, place, and events of American history from pre-Columbian civilisations up to (but not including) the Civil War. 342 more words

Fourth Grade

Duke

Despite the fact that I have 222 people who “follow” my blog through WordPress and despite the fact that I share my blog posts on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, and Google +, I only get about 25-35 visits a day on my blog. 922 more words

Fourth Grade

Basketball Drills

I’ve mentioned before that I’ve had my students doing different things with basketball over the past couple of weeks. I’m not really sure why I decided to do it, actually. 424 more words

Fourth Grade

Subbing for Myself

I had a substitute teacher in my classroom on Tuesday afternoon while I was attending a monthly inquiry group meeting. There were some aspects of the afternoon that did not go as well as I had hoped, and so I spent a considerable amount of time yesterday discussing with my class what they could do better in the future. 1,296 more words

Fourth Grade