Transforming Students Into Writers

  Teaching writing and writing in itself is an absolute passion of mine. But not for many teachers, as well as students. In my opinion, writing is probably one of the hardest subjects to “teach” and is dwindling quickly out of schools altogether. Why? Because writing is personal and emotional and it can be difficult […]

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Guided Discovery: An Easy Overview

When someone looks into my classroom I want them to see a community of  learners working safely and creatively with classroom materials. Responsive Classroom’s Guided Discovery has been my go to, along with Interactive Modeling, to teach and model all expectations while using classroom materials at the beginning of the school year. It is my […]

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The Power of Academic Choice

Learning through Academic Choice is a powerful classroom tool. Academic Choice allows students to become invested in their learning through a wide range of skill levels, interests and strengths. Think about yourself as a student. The thought of getting a task without choice leads to anxiety for many. Anxious students react by, “I can’t do […]

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