Projects, Writing

Add Projects to Your Bag of Tricks!

Have you ever set a goal to cover everything you are required to teach during the school year?  Many teachers try to meet this goal each year and end up frustrated because we are short on time!  While it is very difficult to get everything we are required to teach during the school year, there… Continue reading Add Projects to Your Bag of Tricks!

Writing

A How-To Guide on Writing Conferences

Just like when you scaffold and model the requirements for an essay in a mini-lesson, you do the same thing individually for each student through conferencing.  Many students don’t need to hear the lessons you taught at the beginning of the school year.  Conferencing will help you deliver differentiated instruction.

Writing

Get More From Your Writing Workshop

At the beginning of the school year, most students can easily write a couple of paragraphs about their summer vacation, a previous accomplishment, or what they hope to accomplish this school year.  This is a piece of cake for the students!  Then the real writing assignments begins.  Many teachers ask themselves, "Where do I start?"… Continue reading Get More From Your Writing Workshop

Classroom Management

Increase the Good Behavior in Your Classroom

  Classroom management must be under control before learning can take place.  You can have the best idea for a lesson, but without successful classroom management, it will more than likely flop.  A well-managed classroom is more productive and will keep you from getting frazzled later on in the school year. During the first few… Continue reading Increase the Good Behavior in Your Classroom