An easel sits in the right-hand corner of our room. It’s always been there. Sometimes I use it, most of the time I don’t. I started to notice something a few days ago. My students have taken over the easel. First, they would write who was sharing during Morning Meeting. Then at the end of […]Read more "Guest post via @briteeyes49: My Students Have Taken Over The Easel!"
There used to be a time when a teacher would find his/her groove teaching, a style of teaching that produced results. Of course, as the years went by, that style, hopefully, would be refined, adjusted, tap here, tap there, and all is good. But “individual teaching styles” seem to have gone by the wayside. Teaching […]Read more "Guest Post via @briteeyes49: Synchronized Teaching- The Loss of Uniqueness!"
My heart broke when I read the story of this 4 year old abused girl. When the officers asked her what her name was, she responded, “Idiot.” The other child living in the house said that she was called that in place of her name. Soon after reading this story, I came across a tweet of […]Read more "Guest Post via @briteeyes49: “My Name is Idiot.”"
Have a Wonderful 2016! I resolve to: treat all students fairly, regardless of race, gender, age, behavior, a parent’s nasty attitude, the comments from last year’s teachers, or seemingly lack of interest in learning continue to follow Rita […]Read more "Guest Post via @briteeyes49: Happy New Year: An Educator’s Resolutions!"
If You Give a Child a Packet…Or Sometimes a Worksheet. Packets come in all shapes, sizes, and subjects. I have used packets on occasion, less and less with more and more years of teaching.. Packets can be cute, fun, and/or adorable, but it doesn’t disguise its intent. Time spent on, usually, meaningless work, busy work. […]Read more "Guest Post via @briteeyes49: If You Give a Child a Packet…"
My 4th graders are working on TEDxTalks. Yep, they are creating TEDxTalks. I posted this assignment in the “ALL DONE” folder on our Schoology page, and they all gravitated towards it like moths to a light. I posted a few TEDx Talks by kids, asked them to watch at least one, choose a topic, and […]Read more "Guest Post via @BriteEyes49: The Joy of Being a Facilitator!"