Much of what we focus on here in our group is our mental health - it is a major topic. A big aspect of protecting our mental health on a daily basis is dealing effectively with "concerned" parents.
This is a repost from 2008. Are the ideas expressed below still true?
What is actually going on in our own districts re: CI instruction? It is not a pretty picture. The four percenters who became teachers because they were four
Personally, I don't like the pressure to create a great story in every class. There is the idea out there that the teacher has to walk into the classroom and create with her students a great story, as long as they
How to get structure and still retain what one might call an "intuitive" curriculum? So let's say we have a choice of our basic types of non-targeted strategies, for example Small Talk (Calendar/Weather), Card Talk, Word Chunk Team Game, etc.
This is a repost from 2007:
If new teachers, in their efforts to satisfy some kind of benchmark on some pacing guide, forget the kid, they will never effectively teach the benchmark anyway. The kid will only do enough to pass
I am not a research scholar, and so this may be way off, but it is what I have experienced as a teacher in the classroom. There is this term, "tracking acquisition", that has come into my mind.
Can we actually