Six Types of Text Dependent Questions – Wow!

Six Types of Text Dependent Questions – Wow!

So today I was doing a little preparation for a client visit that I have coming up (what a novel idea…prep!) and I had a huge a-ha!  I was searching around the internet for a concise definition of Text Dependent Questions because what I was writing was super wordy and, well, a terrible model of…Continue Reading

7 Questions for Analyzing Forms of Media (Common Core)

7 Questions for Analyzing Forms of Media (Common Core)

I feel like I have a handle on what makes a good source a good source.  For example, when I go to a news website to grab a headline while I’m waiting for my car to be washed or nails to be done, I realize that when I go to The Huffington Post for news,…Continue Reading

My A-ha on Classroom Management/Behavior Management!

I had a huge a-ha today while I was working on a new conference presentation: I was using the terms “classroom management” and “behavior management” interchangeably.  I think I knew they were slightly different, but it dawned on me today that they are VERY different. Here’s a graphic from my presentation, detailing the differences between…Continue Reading

Must-Master Teaching Skills: Part 4

Must-Master Teaching Skills: Part 4

First off…if you need to get caught up on Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 of this series before you read this installment, then just click the links – easy reading that packs a big punch! So, we’re at our final post in this 4-part series.  I could post another 500 lists it seems…Continue Reading

Must Master Teaching Skills: Part 3

Must Master Teaching Skills: Part 3

So, check out my Must-Master Teaching Skills here and here to get all caught up! This week’s installment are the Must-Master Teaching Skills for Lesson Preparation and Planning: Teacher maintains academic paperwork and assignments Teacher maintains non-academic paperwork and assignments Teacher implements professional development quickly and reflects on its impact Teacher knows how to review…Continue Reading