Tag Archives: Education
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.
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:
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
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
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
When teaching writing in elementary and middle school, one of the challenges is how to keep moving forward with the different genre studies (narrative, expository and opinion … and don’t forget poetry!) while giving students the differentiated instruction that they … Continue reading
I heard of a new (for me) resource while at La Cosecha 2104: Words in Motion. “Words in Motion is a cognate-based curriculum that introduces academic vocabulary in meaningful contexts and promotes strategies for academic vocabulary acquisition. “The full curriculum … Continue reading