Category Archives: Slice of Life #SOL17

small batch coaching #sol17

 Small Batch Coaching April 18, 2017 I have been thinking a great deal about instructional coaching of late; having a coaching cycle in place in my role as a literacy specialist:  teachers I meet with weekly,  co-teaching in place with … Continue reading

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A Lesson Learned in Time #sol17

So make the best of this test, and don’t ask why It’s not a question, but a lesson learned in time   Green Day April 4, 2017 This is state testing week in fourth grade.  I have had my own little … Continue reading

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Sweet Dreams are Made of These #sol17

Contents of my Bedside Table March 31, 2017 Philosophy or Reading or philosophy of reading.     xxoo Thank you to Two Writing Teachers and the March Slice of Life Challenge Community for inspiration and encouragement.  Read their amazing blogs … Continue reading

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content driven literacy #sol17

“Without systematic attention to reading and writing in subjects like science and history, students will leave schools with an impoverished sense of what it means to use the tools of literacy for learning or even to reason within various disciplines.” … Continue reading

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Brain Friendly #sol17

Reducing Cognitive Load in the Workshop March 28, 2017 One of my students is having difficulty learning to spell high frequency words.  She reads them with ease, but when it comes to spelling, she still struggles.  After thinking and talking … Continue reading

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Reading with Rigor: Teacher Edition #sol17

It’s Monday What Are You Reading?  Cognitive Load Edition March 27, 2017 Recently,  I have been lingering over lessons and concepts, giving students time to understand more fully, considering the gradual release of responsibility in a more thoughtful way, scaffolding … Continue reading

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Load Limit Exceeded #sol17

Work Load Limit Exceeded March 26, 2017  #sol26 Yesterday, I joined my husband at the tax accountant.  The accountant is a nice man who is obviously a whiz at taxes.  He pulled up the forms on his big monitor and … Continue reading

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Lily, the People Whisperer #sol17

  My Dog is a Genius March 23, 2017 I am not a dog trainer.  I am currently a co-parent of a sweetie pie of a black lab mix, Lily.  We are all constantly trying to ‘teach’ Lily to do … Continue reading

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24:7 The Unexpected Benefits of Blogging #sol17

24/7  The Unexpected Benefits of Blogging March 25, 2017 I write to figure out what I’m thinking.  Joan Didion I’ve almost done it.  I have successful completed 25 blogs. (I have one on reserve #planner)     Here are a … Continue reading

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Time to Rally #sol17

Good to Great SOL #23 March 23, 2017 let your dreams be bigger than your fears and actions louder than your words.    I drove home Tuesday exhausted.  Not from the hard work but from a challenge put in front of … Continue reading

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