Get Your Students to Greet Each Other It will help build classroom community! Good Morning! As adults, we are accustomed to greeting others. We look each other in the eye, smile, and then say something like "Good morning!" or "Hello, how are you today?" If you watch your … [Read more...] about Get Your Students to Greet Each Other
Speaking and listening Strategies Speaking and listening are arguably some of the most important skills that students will need in the real world. Every relationship and job requires speaking and listening skills, however, I believe these standards are the most overlooked in the … [Read more...] about Discussion Strategies and Accountable Talk in the Classroom
That time of year has arrived! As teachers excitedly welcome another group of students to our classrooms, we also open the door to build a great working relationship with their parents. If I could create a crash-course to assist parents as they support their students, this … [Read more...] about Welcome Back to School! 5 TIPS Teachers Want Parents to Know
You may have heard a lot about close reading over the last few years as the Common Core State Standards have been implemented throughout much of the country. Or, the idea of close reading may still be new to you. Through trial and error in our own classrooms, we have come to an … [Read more...] about What is Close Reading?
It's that time of year again when teachers are looking for new ideas to bring to their classrooms. As the new school year approaches, I find myself thinking about our spelling program (among a million other things)! Research has shown that integrated approaches to spelling … [Read more...] about Don’t forget about spelling!