Monday, July 28, 2014

Rick Wormeli: Redos, Retakes, and Do-Overs, Part One

This video is a few years old, but it is so important for all teachers! Perhaps we are more open to teaching kids until they get it in elementary school, and as parents. Having taught high school, and having my last two kids finish high school in 2015, I feel that many secondary teachers are not there yet.
Maybe I need to listen more carefully to Rick Wormeli's words to get the point across that refusal and failure are not valid reasons to quit teaching our students.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Sneak Peek- Updating my Resource Specialist Manual!

Here are a few of the goodies I have included in the updated manual! I think I should have it finished in a week or two! Do you find that your summer slips away so quickly; between family, trips, cleaning out a few cupboards, and reading mysteries....there it goes! xo Laura

Monday, July 7, 2014

Librarian Liz Instills the Love of Reading

My good friend Liz is our retired City-County Librarian. She not only volunteers 4 days a week in my classroom, but she invited all of the 3rd- 6th graders from my school to her historic home to pick out books, listen to book talks, and enjoy lunch. My only wish is that every school could have a Liz! Click here to see the story our local news did about this beautiful gift Liz has given the children of our community!