Thankfully more and more middle school and high school teachers are embracing independent choice reading in the classroom. Whether you were inspired by Penny Kittle, Donalyn Miller, Kylene Beers and Bob Probst, Kelly Gallagher, or your co-worker down the hall, you are going to have some obstacles to navigate in your quest to get students... Continue Reading →
I suffer from serious mommy guilt (about, well, a lot of things) particularly regarding how to keep up with all of the schoolwork, pictures drawn, and crafts completed by my two boys. What about the endless amount of school, sports, and activity pictures? What about those cute little things that they say that make you laugh or say ‘Awwwww’? How do we keep up with what is important and discard the rest?
Today AP teachers in 27 states will get their students’ scores, while the rest of us obsessively login and refresh just in case they release them early in our area. Following this score release is always a time for a mix of celebration, sometimes stupefaction, and always over-analyzation. As I plan and think about next... Continue Reading →