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A new approach: standards and planning

After reading “Would You Like Being a Student in Your Classroom?” and “It’s Not How Your Classroom Looks, It’s How It Feels” from Pernille Ripp’s… 832 more words

College

Day 6

Though the orientation was informative, I was happy to get back in the classroom today. X and I talked about our weekends, the absurdity of all-day conferences, and plans for the day. 1,070 more words

Teaching

I'm Placed!

After multiple emails, waiting, and frustrations, I finally have my placement! While my friends and family know where I’m at, I’ll refrain from posting it here since this isn’t a private blog. 202 more words

Education

Vocabulary Reward System


So I found these two posters on Pinterest and got the idea of word use for a reward system in my Reading/ELA classroom.

For a word that is more advanced and descriptive the class will receive a… 66 more words

Teaching

Responding to Public Feedback of the Seven Deadly Sins of Common Core English Post with a Modest Proposal

I would like to personally thank each and every person who read my post last week that expressed my concerns about Common Core English.  My regular teaching blog, which is normally a mode of sharing teaching strategies (and read by a handful of people), turned political last week for the first time.   3,104 more words

ELA

Smithsonian TweenTribune - Current Events with Lexiled Readings

The Smithsonian Institute has a free current events section.  Teachers can create classes and assign readings based on a student’s lexile level.  Great for ELA, Social Studies and Science classes at any grade level.   12 more words