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Classroom Design

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Sullivan Oct 11, 2016. 2 Replies

Setting up a room- utilizing limited space- providing accessible materials- allowing contributions that lead to ownership- managing with few resources- displaying work... and more.How do you do it in…Continue

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John Sullivan replied to Melanie Hutchinson's discussion Classroom Design
"I encourage my teachers to provide students the ability to speak to their peers and to the larger class.  We have utilized 'Positive Talk" guidelines to ensure that students are staying on task and are able to report back to the class…"
Oct 11, 2016
Leesa Johnson replied to Melanie Hutchinson's discussion Classroom Design
"Thank you for the news; it really inspired me to change classroom design. A teacher was inspired by these resources to redesign a space for her students. Some point- 1. Each Student is learning and not just listening and…"
Oct 10, 2016
Joni Readout replied to Melanie Hutchinson's discussion Comprehension Strategy Approach in the group All About Teaching Reading
"I would love to have the resources that you created for each of the 8 strategies. I recently joined this PLN and saw you post about the book and I am reading it now. I like the ideas of focusing on one strategy a month. I teach 7th and 8th grade…"
Nov 28, 2011
Justin Greene replied to Melanie Hutchinson's discussion Comprehension Strategy Approach in the group All About Teaching Reading
"Hi, I would love to see the resources you have for the "Big 8" reading strategies. I am trying to focus on a strategy a month. Anything you could share is greatly appreciated. jgreene@psd202.org Thanks. Justin"
Sep 26, 2010
Paula Quick replied to Melanie Hutchinson's discussion Comprehension Strategy Approach in the group All About Teaching Reading
"Dodie, I am looking for resources for new reading classes I am teaching with high schoolers who are below reading level. What would you sugggest? Paula"
Aug 25, 2010
Melanie Hutchinson and Karla Duff are now friends
Nov 16, 2009
Melanie Hutchinson commented on Bill Swartz's group Awesome Administrators
"But we have to be the joker sometimes?!"
Nov 13, 2009
Melanie Hutchinson and Bill Swartz are now friends
Nov 13, 2009
Melanie Hutchinson commented on Bill Swartz's group Awesome Administrators
"Love the idea of a juggler!"
Nov 13, 2009
Melanie Hutchinson commented on Bill Swartz's group Awesome Administrators
"I agree- what picture would sum up an awesome administrator?"
Nov 13, 2009
Julie Niles Petersen replied to Melanie Hutchinson's discussion Comprehension Strategy Approach in the group All About Teaching Reading
"I found this podcast from Margaret McKeown on the Voice Of Literacy. She talks about comprehension strategy instruction and I thought of my Reading PLN. I would love to hear your TWRCs on this: http://bit.ly/4AoU93"
Nov 5, 2009
Melanie Hutchinson commented on Jessica Owens's group Elementary Educators
"Positive, inspirational colleagues- and perhaps an agreed upon purpose with some takeaways?"
Nov 4, 2009
Melanie Hutchinson replied to Heidi Chaves's discussion How did you get started? in the group Awesome Administrators
"I think it was Flickr and a photo a day project that did it for me. Not only did I start to look at the world in a different way, but I loved the comment feature. That combined with working with the same group on a PLP and then Twitter changed my…"
Nov 2, 2009
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Julie Niles Petersen replied to Melanie Hutchinson's discussion Comprehension Strategy Approach in the group All About Teaching Reading
"Hi Melanie, It's so nice to hear about successes and excitement in the classrooms from both you and Dodie. I must admit that teaching comprehension is the area in reading where I am the least confident. I have heard and read about strategy…"
Nov 1, 2009
Dodie Ainslie replied to Melanie Hutchinson's discussion Comprehension Strategy Approach in the group All About Teaching Reading
"Thanks for sharing your slidecast- I enjoyed it. We transformed our 6th grade reading teaching and learning about 3 years ago and I loved going to school every day. It was so exciting teaching explicit reading strategies, using gradual release of…"
Nov 1, 2009

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