By now, you’ve probably made a video lesson, or at least you’ve woken up feeling stressed about the prospects of doing it. You can do it. Here are a few tips.
Here’s a round up of our May 2019 blog series about professional learning.
One of my favorite kinds of professional development is having an opportunity to visit other teachers’ classrooms (aka: lab sites). It helps to see how other teachers carry out instruction … Continue Reading Video Case Studies: P.D. Possibilities
I watched a version of this video several years ago. In preparation for a workshop I’m leading on Thursday with a group of Career Tech educators (think culinary arts and … Continue Reading Chewing On This
Remember a few weeks ago I visited Christy Rush-Levine’s classroom? As a reflection for our curriculum director, principal, and school board, we (Andrea Komorowski, 6th grade language arts teacher; Shelley … Continue Reading Voices Strong Reflection
How will you celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 30 – October 6, 2012? Check out the official website.
We’ve been researching in Keith Bollman’s 5th grade class. Because Keith and I have been working together for years, I know he will let me play a little in writing … Continue Reading Another Kind of Share
This is great. We’re going to play it this afternoon with the class. Popcorn, apple juice, and a movie to celebrate our work in poetry. Please watch the first minute, … Continue Reading Kindergarten Poetry Celebration
Yesterday I heard James Kofi Annan tell his story of child slave to business man to freedom fighter for the children in Ghana. Check out this CNN video for a … Continue Reading Approaching Common Core + PARCC
Or maybe this post should be called: “The Book Stack?” with a big bold question mark. Seriously, I have stacks and stacks and stacks of books we’ve read, books we … Continue Reading The Book Stack…
Words + pictures have always intrigued me. As a scrapbooker I use words + pictures to document life. As a blogger, I know when an image is included it always … Continue Reading Infographics
A few posts ago I shared my evolving thoughts about the writing process. Last week I was able to put my thinking to the test. In third grade, kids were … Continue Reading Writing Process in Action
I fell in love with Oliver Jeffers’ work when I came across THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY. So it is no surprise that I was drawn to the whimsical illustrations in … Continue Reading More Read Alouds
Do you read a lot of blogs? Ever wish the posts would come to you instead of you going to them? If you’ve not already met Google Reader, I’d like … Continue Reading Google Reader
Sam and I printed 15 sheets of comments. We cut them apart. (Momma my arm is going to fall off.) We folded-folded-tossed them into the bowl. He stirred. I videoed. … Continue Reading 1st Writer’s Pack Giveaway
On the first day of the Challenge, Cathy asked me hold a Question and Answer Session with her second graders. She invited her students to slice with her during the … Continue Reading Q & A about SOLS Challenge
A few weeks ago we talked about audience in Christi’s second grade workshop. During sharing, students sat in a circle and each shared the audience for their current WIP. When … Continue Reading Quality Writing Comes When Students are Invested in their Projects
I would have missed this if I weren’t on Twitter. Check it out: Writing in the Digital Age from Joel Malley on Vimeo.
There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you. — Maya Angelou Remember awhile back when I shared about my YA reading life? I promised to … Continue Reading Words that are Speaking to Me
Whenever I have the privilege of being in a kindergarten classroom, I’m fairly certain I missed my calling in life. Today was no exception. I am a believer in making stuff in … Continue Reading We’re Making Books!