Category Archives: Reflection

17 Jul

Sunday Sentiments

Despite the fact that I have minimal, if any, audience here, I’ve been making considerable effort to keep writing here.

16 Jul

Reading Block: Independent Work

This is something I’ve played around with a lot over the years, and I’m excited for my plan for this

14 Jul

Reading Block: Task

After we complete our close read of a text (which, remember, might just be a portion of the text, I

13 Jul

Reading Block: Quick Write

At some point during the close read (and I’m very strategic about this because this is one of the ways

12 Jul

Reading Block: Close Read

As part of my series on my new and improved reading block, today I’m exploring the close reading portion of

11 Jul

Reading Block: Inferencing Warm-Up

As part of my series on my new and improved reading block, today I’m exploring the inferencing warm-up that I

10 Jul

Best Practices

I’ve been using a lot of the research offered by Reading Rockets to shape what I’m doing in my classroom.

09 Jul

Vision

I spend a lot of time working over the summer.  I don’t think anybody really believes that.  I mean… I

08 Jul

Trauma Babies

On October 1, 2015, my whole life changed.  I became a parent.  Of two.  A 6yo boy and a 3yo

05 Sep

Risky Business

I read this article about creating a classroom culture of academic risk-taking.  It all seemed to click in my head.