This year I am a Interactive Read Aloud "lab classroom" teacher in my school which means I occasionally host other teachers in my classroom who observe my reading lessons and hopefully learn something they can use in their own classroom. Well, when I signed up to do it, I wasn't mentally prepared for how nerve wracking it can be! I had a few lovely teachers in my classroom that … [Read more...]
Writing Workshop Motivation. This works!
I love writing workshop. I think Lucy Calkins is amazing. I see such a difference in the writing of my students since I have been using the workshop approach. But, there are parts of the workshop model that haven't always worked for me. My main problem was that with so much amazing flexibility, what do you do with the kids who are not at all motivated? I am kind of in love with … [Read more...]
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