In a darkened concert hall, the members of an orchestra sit ready and waiting. The conductor, in black and white coat-tails walks across the stage, gives an appreciative nod to the audience, … Continue Reading Behind the Scenes at Two Writing Teachers
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
It’s been a little over four months since I’ve written a post on Two Writing Teachers, though I’ve been writing daily. Everyone said “your life will change after you have … Continue Reading I’m Back.
I made my final News & Announcements Charts of the school year this morning. It’s hard to believe that I won’t be making these next year (since I’ll be consulting). … Continue Reading It’s Hard to Believe the School Year Is Winding-Down!
Tomorrow marks the 100th Day of President Obama’s Administration. Today also marks the day that our school stepped up our prevention of the Swine Flu. (Click here for an acrostic … Continue Reading Day 100, Swine Flu, etc.
What’s the news? If you’re wondering what’s being discussed in education right now, take a look at Eduwonks’ Post about the buzz in educational news.
Check out this Providence Journal article about a student who wrote a persuasive letter to Lowe’s and was granted a response bigger than he ever imagined. Bernardo Garcia wanted mulch … Continue Reading Wow!
Katherine Bomer talked about celebrations this past summer at the TCRWP July Writing Institute. As I was planning my News & Announcements Charts for the upcoming week today, I found … Continue Reading Hard Work Should Be Celebrated
When I moved to RI, I borrowed a motto from a former colleague, Halli, in New York. She had a BIG sign over her door that read, “We will work … Continue Reading Unscramble the Teacher’s Motto
Some news stories I’ve perused and wanted to share. My brief comments are in italics. 2 School Entrepreneurs Lead the Way on Change By SAM DILLON Published: June 19, 2008 … Continue Reading A Round-up of Interesting Education Articles
My students are starting their poetry unit of study tomorrow. Hence, all of my News & Announcements Charts for the upcoming week have something poetry-related on them:
My students are going to be drafting while I’m out of the room doing reading assessments this-coming Thursday. Hence, I’m a little bit panicked since I don’t like being out … Continue Reading Draft Plans for Literary Essays
I woke up earlier than expected this morning. Therefore, I headed into my study, retrieved some chart paper, grabbed some specialty stickers, took out some markers from the drawer, and … Continue Reading Stacey’s Slice of Life Story: #22
This will be the cover page for the eight slice of life stories I wrote this past week. I’m going to be sharing them with my students so that they, … Continue Reading Eight Slice of My Life –> Sharing With My Students
I’m a big proponent of Responsive Classroom, which places as much value on the social curriculum as the academic curriculum. (I attending a Responsive Classroom Institute during the Summer of … Continue Reading News & Announcements Charts