Kindness is an essential part of teaching life. According to Fred Rogers, “There are three ways to ultimate success: The first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be kind.”
What would it look like if you were to make your classroom a “minimalist classroom?” A classroom where you only kept the things you actually use, and you gave away the rest to someone else in need?
What do you think is better for kids to use in writing workshop: pens or pencils?
Inspired by a story about a brave high school student, I left a positive post-it note for each teacher I worked with earlier this week.
In my line of work as a staff developer, I often get the question, “Which do you think is better? Pens or pencils?” I have to start by saying that … Continue Reading Pens Versus Pencils: Which One is Better for Writing Workshop?