"It can be equally frustrating when you deal with parents who don't have much respect for technology and how it enhances the classroom experience. Parents who want whole group instruction where the teacher is the focal point in the classroom and…"
"Hi Dave - Thanks for commenting about blogging. I am a big believer in journals and readers response. I have my students write "thinking stems" which basically describe what they are thinking/feeling/seeing/noticing/ while they…"
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"I also use Kid Blog. Right now it's primarily for reading response. I teach 4th grade but I have them write a letter to me each week talking about what it is they are reading. It can be about the book itself or if just getting started they can…"
Welcome Primary Educators! Teaching students from ages 5 to 14 requires loads of subjects to cover and loads of resources to share. Join this group to reflect about your classes and brainstorm ideas for improvement.See More
Hi Dave - Thanks for commenting about blogging. I am a big believer in journals and readers response. I have my students write "thinking stems" which basically describe what they are thinking/feeling/seeing/noticing/ while they read. I am going to have them do this on the blog. I'm hoping that once they see the "world" comment, they will get excited!
I was introduced to the 'Six Thinking Hats' as an Assistant Principal with PSD. A group of administrators had been reading the book and shared their learning through a really fun bag of hats - each hat in the bag a different color. Each hat represented collaboration in the task of looking at an existing landscape or an initiative from different perspectives. I was particularly intrigued by the black hat.As an administrator, the black hat can be the most challenging to work with - especially…See More