D is for Differentiation

This teaching concept has always been tricky for me. There are four different ways to differentiate according to Tomlinson: Content Process Product Learning Environment I will direct you to this resource which is amazing: https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/starter-kit-differentiated-instruction/ Cult of Pedagogy always has high quality content as well. I trust using anything from this website in my ownContinue reading “D is for Differentiation”

C is for Checks for Understanding

Checks for understanding in the classroom often look like exit tickets – a short assessment usually on paper. Exit tickets are usually 1-5 questions to check to see if the lesson objective was achieved. Exit tickets can also look like a Google Form now too. Or the answer to a question before leaving the roomContinue reading “C is for Checks for Understanding”

A is for Active Learning

I learned a long time ago that students cannot sit for long periods of time. This notion applies to people who are 5 and 50! Adults can sit longer than kindergarteners (sometimes) but still need choice and movement. I learned from Dr. Jean to have students cross the midline of their body to reenergize. ForContinue reading “A is for Active Learning”

B is for Books, Books, And More Books

I have a saying in my classroom – if all else fails, READ. Read to them. Read with them. Here are some of my go to books I use over and over with students: The Most Magnificent Thing Saturdays and Teacakes The Worry Stone Wilford Gordon McDonald Partridge All The Places to Love I WantContinue reading “B is for Books, Books, And More Books”

What’s My Next Step for April? #SOLC Day 31

Today is the last day of the Two Writing Teachers blog challenge for March. I love challenges and am always making plans for what is next. Lately, that has felt a little trickier. Late last week I almost didn’t post. I just didn’t feel like it. I knew on this last day I would questionContinue reading “What’s My Next Step for April? #SOLC Day 31”

Currently….#SOLC Day 30

CURRENTLY… Loving being at home. I write, I read, I have lots of Zoom calls, and I am back to running. Wanting my library to be open. Thinking about what will happen next – all out of my control of course, but I do wonder. Wondering if I will go back to school this school year Watching movies, Making theContinue reading “Currently….#SOLC Day 30”

Memory #SOLC Day 27

This month I am participating in the Slice of Life Challenge. I will be posting slices from my life every day in March. This challenge is a part of the Two Writing Teachers blog. Click here to learn more information about the challenge. Several years ago I learned about the 36 questions to become closer to someone. In the New YorkContinue reading “Memory #SOLC Day 27”

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