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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


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


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


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


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


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