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Finding "Flow"

Long-term instructional planning has always been a strong point in my teaching. The execution of that planning has been the area I’ve grown in the most, but I came into teaching with the skills in place to set long-term goals, and then decide on measurable action steps that would get my students there. 592 more words

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Teaching 31 Again

When I first started teaching I taught five classes in a six period day. My class sized ranged from 25 to 40, and I would often have 40 kids on my roster, but no more than 35 show up on any given day (which made for problematic seat shuffling when I had less than 40 chairs). 788 more words

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Goal-setting habits that lead to change

Remember June? Oh, it seems so long ago. You were comfortable enough with your students that you could let jokes (and maybe even a hint  752 more words

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Teaching Reading with Reading Modes (Reading Modes Series Part 1)

As an English teacher I am tasked with the goal of teaching my students how to read, understand, and analyze a wide variety of texts. As one of my colleagues often says, a major struggle for English teachers is the “all-at-once-ness” of it, and the teaching of literature is no exception to that. 825 more words

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Let's Put Out Money Where Our Mouth is.

Note: I wrote this piece with my students as we all wrote “editorials” for their last writing assignment. I cannot overemphasize the power that comes from writing WITH my students. 1,122 more words

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Tools for Teacher Time Management

When I first started teaching I taught five periods with one period of prep time, unless of course I had to sub for a colleague. I also took grad school classes two nights a week. 909 more words

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Running out of time (or, how I'm dealing with snow day #7!)

You would think that, after 10 years teaching, I would have my timing perfectly planned out everyday. However, the truth is I always run out of time. 1,012 more words

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