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Fuuny how many people think that being a prek teacher is "so easy" and unimportant...if only they were familiar with brain based research demonstrating just how critical these first years are to estsblishing life long habits in all domains!
1st Grade READER'S WORKSHOP Kick-Off: 20 Days+ to Launch Reader's Workshop
Create independent learners: 1st - Stop and think and figure it out. 2nd - Ask a friend. Create an anchor chart to help students understand how to solve their own problems.
IF A DOCTOR, LAWYER, OR DENTIST HAD 40 PEOPLE IN HIS OFFICE AT ONE TIME, ALL OF WHOM HAD DIFFERENT NEEDS, AND SOME OF WHOM DIDN'T WANT TO BE THERE AND WERE CAUSING TROUBLE, AND THE DOCTOR, LAWYER, OR DENTIST, WITHOUT ASSISTANCE, HAD TO TREAT THEM ALL WITH PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE FOR NINE MONTHS, THEN HE MIGHT HAVE SOME CONCEPTION OF THE CLASSROOM TEACHER'S JOB. ~DONALD D. QUINN