Author Archives: stfleming

About stfleming

Reader, writer, teacher, thinker and dreamer. Lector, escritor, profesor, pensador y soñador. I teach in the St. Paul Public Schools. Enseño en las escuelas públicas de St. Paul, Minnesota.

The Cupboard

The ratty kitchen cupboard door stood open every morning. And everyday I told my kid, “This is your final warning! “You have to, must and always will keep spices from the light within the safety of the doors, the cupboard … Continue reading

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Writing Poem for Year’s End

Writing for year’s end On paper thinking, today reflecting Aimless thoughts a wander. Judging not the honesty of this day, The moment, Tomorrow’s truth might morph. But today I write and today I know I know today.

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Differentiated Instruction

Yes!  Differentiated instruction is important.  Students need the opportunity to learn and show their learning in ways that are appropriate and motivating for them. For a humorous take on differentiated instruction, watch this video:

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The Joy of Books!

The Joy of Books http://www.teachertube.com/embed/video/281691

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Welcome MTSS!

Today the vertical team, the multi-tiered system of support, is visiting our school.  This is a great opportunity to get feedback on what we are doing well and where we need to improve.  Specialists  in areas of literacy, math, behavior, … Continue reading

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Thumb Challenge!

At La Cosecha I learned a new vocabulary-practice strategy: Thumb Challenge! Create a game board for each pair of students.  The example in the picture used two crowns from Burger King (sorry about the glare).  Along each side have the … Continue reading

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Consequence Wheel

Here is a fun, new graphic organizer:  The Consequence Wheel/ Ripple Effect. Put the topic in the middle; Add the consequences in the first ring; Add the details, both positive and negative in the next ring. Use this to help … Continue reading

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