How would your students describe your literacy program?

There’s nothing that makes you question yourself more than a job interview. It’s a truly soul-baring experience. When else do you answer questions like, “How do you see yourself stepping into the roll as a mentor to your colleagues?” or “What is your biggest strength?” Even the “simple” questions can cause some squirming if you…… Continue reading How would your students describe your literacy program?

Make Reading in Class More Like Social Media 

Sometimes good ideas pop up seemingly from nowhere! I was just finishing up participating in a Twitter chat (#CowetaEdChat), and I remembered that I downloaded a kindle book I really should read. Why haven’t I started reading it yet? Well, because, frankly, reading is fun, but Twitter is addictive. You can interact with people, get…… Continue reading Make Reading in Class More Like Social Media 

Twitter Overload

My thoughts are jumbled. Could be the fact that I have newborn and I haven’t slept more than a few hours at a stretch for three weeks. It could also be because of Twitter. I wasn’t a Twitter fan. I admit. I tried it a few years ago and stopped using it after giving it…… Continue reading Twitter Overload

Lit Circles Revisited

This is a video of students discussing questions from the discussion prompts for the novel Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes. It’s an example of how students have learned the procedures and are now having rich conversations about what they are reading. In the video, the discussion prompt is, “What is something you don’t understand?” One student replied,…… Continue reading Lit Circles Revisited