Feedback is probably the most important aspect of student learning, as it helps individuals assess their progress, see areas of improvement, and know the steps to take moving forward. Continue reading
I stumbled across this article today and just had to share. Something that’s so relevant for teachers (especially English teachers) is that ‘blah’ feeling we get when we know we have a large stack of papers to grade. Don’t get me wrong, as educators we love seeing our students improve and reading their work…but at the same time, knowing you have a (often very dry and very large) pile to get through can be daunting and tiring before the task even begins!
That’s why when I stumbled upon Ken Lindblom’s blog post, I thought, ‘Wow, how could I have missed something so simple, and yet so important?’ And that’s the importance of interest in our students’ papers. Continue reading
Graduating with a teaching degree, being in the field of education, and working as a part-time nanny and professional caregiver for the past eight years has taught me that we have so incredibly much to learn from children. The way they see the world, their loving spirits, their ability to focus on the now – all these lessons and more are so valuable, and so often overlooked. Continue reading
I don’t know about you, but I’m all for anything free. And ReadWorks comes in handy with these grade-level appropriate reading resources, for whatever classroom or age you teach! Looking for a specific grade level/subject/idea? Check out the ‘Search Tab’ at the top. Or click on the grade below. Continue reading