We Teach So Hard
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March is Reading Month and Read Across America week are just around the corner? Are you ready? We love the intention of these celebrations...the cool learning activities, the goal setting, the diving into good books with our kiddos. But we'd be lying if we didn't admit that these things can add a layer of crazy to our classrooms. Give this episode a listen. We share our ideas for keeping our reading celebrations student-centered.
In this episode, I discuss how we need to focus on positive intentions in our world. Instead of focusing on the negative, we need to focus on the positive and assume everyone has a positive intention. I start this episode off with a quote from Buddha, "holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else: you are the one who gets burned." I also discuss 2021 Vision Boards using the Google App, Jamboard.
Season 3, Episode 1 has finally arrived. the topic is one everyone can relate to. Craving Consistency in the classroom--Right Now! Has your school been moving from hybrid to remote or vice versa? Have you been getting mixed signals from major stakeholders in your district? If so this is the episode for you.
Included in this unit is: Text-Dependent Questions for Book 1 and 5 with a passage from The Odyssey that requires students to close read. Also included is a study guide, test, and Jeopardy review that align to the CCSS and go directly with the test. with an answer key This is a zip folder because in includes many files
In this episode I give educators 5 simple but essential tips to staying sane and persevering during remote learning. These 5 essential tips can be easily adapted and incorporated into your daily routine so that you are successful and productive during these unprecedented times.
Welcome to our last episode in our Fostering a Culturally Responsive Classroom. In this episode, we relive our tragic elementary school cooperative project experiences and pick at the group-grade scabs and scars we all carry. In a culturally responsive classroom, choice is offered to students.#weteachsohard #culturallyresponsiveclassroom #differentiatedassessment
Remember that we’re a resilient species and even during the darkest of times…There is HOPE! Let’s instill this in our children. Here are some wonderful read aloud books & activities that can be used today with your students. #socrateslantern #weteachsohard #hope #readaloudbooks
If you’ve never used read aloud picture books with your middle schoolers, you should consider it. Not only do picture books get a point across, but they’re fun, images are beautiful and they don’t take much time.. You can easily come up with ideas to reinforce what you’ve read. #readaloudbooks #middleschool #picturebooks #persevering