Read Part 1
Moving from classroom Language Arts teacher to K-5 District ELA Specialist my first order of business was to gauge where we were with reading scores when compared to the rest of the state. We fell well below the state average in Reading Informational Text, Reading Literature, and Language subtests.
Beginning in year one of my new position, I created a pacing guide of Latin and Greek roots and affixes to be taught as early as Kindergarten and ending with 5th grade.
I then de
In March when schools across the United States shut down their buildings and moved to an at-home learning model basically overnight, what you all did as teachers was truly incredible. You didn’t complain or run away; you did what teachers do.
You rolled up your sleeves, met the challenge head on, and MADE THINGS HAPPEN.
No matter how many years you have been teaching, no one in education has ever faced this kind of a challenge. Yet you got to the other side of the 2019–2020 distance learnin
Many scholars argue that we learn best when are given chances to be playful and creative with what it is we are learning. This is true of whether learning science, learning to play baseball, or learning words. Let’s make word study joyful and engaging for all students with word play.
This time of forced school closures and alternative learning presents the opportunity to learn more about how to implement SEL and how it’s connected to equity, cultural inclusivity and family engagement, school climate and safety, and academic achievement.
Combat Summer Slide and Plan for Success. It is important get organized early in order to have enough time to plan out all of the details of the summer program. Spending quality time preparing at the beginning will help ensure that the right team is in place to support the program and that students and families will have a positive and enriching experience.