"Write "terms to know" on the board and then have each student erase one and tell the class something about that term (definition, connection, example, etc.). Follow link to read about using a graffiti board as an Activating Prior Knowledge lesson. I can totally do this on the first day of school!"
This blog post is a must read for all teachers!!! Research shows that when students track their own learning and data they perform better on high stakes tests, have increased intrinsic motivation, and do better in school. This post walks you through a super clear step-by-step process to help you start implementing Student Data Tracking binders in your classroom! So easy and so much positive change in the classroom!$
Yes, I think of the snippity Southern women who labor under the delusion that the South won and women never got the vote. You can see this behavior every day on .facebook, which makes me all the more determined to get published.
Poster I created to emphasize the use of text-based evidence in the classroom. It will be used right off the bat with my 3-levels of questions and "the Sherlock Holmes method of reading" (inference) lesson!
Lit Circles for the century! This teacher uses Skype for lit-circles with another class in another state; how cool would that be!? Definitely a lot of coordinating necessary, but maybe even cross-team?