Learn More about Standards in 11 Minutes, 15 Seconds

During this module, we will investigate standards in more detail.  Specifically, we will review: How standards are organized (subject area, strand / standard area, standard) The difference between learning objectives and standards The process used to unpack standards and create learning targets that students, parents, and the community can understand Just a little bit about […]

We Owe Our Children Everything

Children do not ask to be born. We make a choice. From then on, till death do us part, we are forever in their debt. Someday, they will be in debt to their own children. If we have done our job right, their children will feel as loved, cared for, respected, challenged, and important as we tried to help our children feel. If we have taught them well, and they have learned well, we can all truly be the positive change we want to see in the world, working with one precious child at a time.*

It’s National Novel Writing Month! Your novel is waiting to be written. What are you waiting for?

Hello, everyone!  I published this post originally on November 12, 2014, and it is still relevant today, so I am posting it again.   – Heather, 11/8/16 During National Novel Writing Month, millions of words are arranged and re-arranged to form novels of many genres.  People fire up their device of choice, sharpen their pencils, […]

Welcome to the 4th Grade by Dwayne Reed

Now, here’s one very dedicated student teacher!  Nice job, Mr. Reed! [embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBLcuGunRxU[/embedyt]

Writing across the Curriculum

Freshman year of high school was terrifying.  People seem incredulous when I tell them that, of all the years of schooling I have had, that year was the hardest.  After all, it was high school.  What could be so tough about that? As my Grandmom used to say with a huge sigh, “Well…!” The first […]