Tag Archives: Education

Who Needs To Be A Rock Star

In case I haven’t mentioned it before, I absolutely love being a teacher! I know we are not the highest paid professional, we put in long hours(despite what others, not in education, may tell you) and we often read in … Continue reading

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Thinking Maps

I have been very fortunate in my teaching career, to have taught for districts/schools that value professional development.  I have attended more than my fair share of PD.  Some have been good, some so-so, and some life changing.  Thinking Maps … Continue reading

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Trials of Being a Teacher

When did it become acceptable for kids to be rude? Over the past few years, I have noticed a steep increase in disrespectful behavior in children. As a teacher, I see this inappropriate behavior both at school, and in my … Continue reading

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Slow Down To Catch Up

As a reading intervention teacher I constantly have to remind myself to slow down so my students can catch up. I have to balance the sense of urgency to bring the students up to grade level in reading, with what … Continue reading

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Battle of the Books

I am the Battle of the Books coach again this year at my elementary school. In my opinion, it is the best club offered. In what other club can 5th and 6th graders read twelve incredible novels, discuss them with … Continue reading

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The Best Laid Plans

I get to begin my reading intervention groups the day after Labor Day! Plans, plans, and more plans. Planning is critical for my students. I need to help them catch up, and get on grade level, as soon as possible. … Continue reading

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