Monthly Archives: April 2013

FaceBlog: 4/29

Every day for the past several days, I have taken the examiner’s manual and test booklet for a new-to-me standardized reading comp test with me, home and also on a variety of adventures, fully intending to sit down and score … Continue reading

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The King of Hell

Every day as a teacher, I make six dozen choices.  Big ones, little ones, ones I don’t even, in the moment, realize that I’m making.  Do I work with her today on reading or math?  Directly correct that child’s misbehavior, … Continue reading

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FaceBlog: 4/18/2013

Extremely complicated kindergarten classroom has sub who just recited the alphabet incorrectly. This may not end well.

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How Big is that Problem?

A few days after the snowball meeting, I did a follow-up lesson in Mr. F’s class.  My goal was to introduce a basic structure for kids to use in thinking about the things going around them–largely, yes, because of Peter’s … Continue reading

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FaceBlog: 4/12

Dear typically extremely uninvolved family: it is lovely to see you here at school, ready to partner for your 4th grade child’s education. Next time, though, please try not to show up at first grade lunch recess CARRYING TWO LARGE … Continue reading

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Snowball

There are few things as complicated and changeable as the emotional lives of kindergarten children.  I learned this through 3 years full-time in the classroom myself, and it’s a lesson I constantly revisit as I work with my youngest charge, … Continue reading

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Pathways

Several times a week, I go through the Pathways. It’s an intervention I cobbled together for helping my students grapple with circumstances in which their behavior deviated significantly from the norm, situations in which their response to something in their … Continue reading

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