The young writers sitting in our classroom will rise above the fears and struggles of being a writer, but it will take intentional planning, repetitive teaching, daily writing, and reteaching. Writing is hard work. Students don’t become writers because we have writing workshop. Writers become writers because teachers have clear intentions and a vision of what’s possible.
Several years ago, I took a graduate course entitled “Literature for Older Children” with Kathy Brody, who was a former classroom teacher. Brody, who was trained in the Responsive Classroom … Continue Reading Morning Meeting Ideas + a Giveaway
There are three tech tools I acquired when I was in the classroom that changed the way I taught. The first is a document camera, which allowed me to write … Continue Reading Lessons from Apple’s Visionary
I’m introducing a bunch of new games to my students this week during Morning Meeting. I got all of them from 99 Activities and Greetings: Great for Morning Meeting… and … Continue Reading Marching to the Music: A Great Way to Review Content & Have Some Fun
It’s Morning Meeting. A few minutes past 9 a.m. We’ve already had a successful group juggle with 14 kooshes and other items. One students has shared and took questions and … Continue Reading Stacey’s Slice of Life: Day 11