Do you know this teacher: “I know these strategies are valuable to students, but they just won’t work with my students.” Or this teacher: “I found the presenters well informed and the material exciting, but I tried it in my classes. Everything fell … [Continue reading] about Making PD Successful for ALL (or) Make Every Piece of your Puzzle FIT
Foster Student Perseverance – Teach the Habit of Effort We are approaching the end of the semester. Any chance you might have this experience? Students are receiving their grades for the semester. As your students are leaving your classroom you hear … [Continue reading] about Ellen and Annette Teach the Habit of EFFORT
“Class! Class! Class!!!!!! I NEED YOU TO LISTEN TO ME NOW!!!” By December, I had just about reached my wits end trying to get my 8th grade English class to listen to directions. Due to my lack of control/respect/authority in this class, many of my … [Continue reading] about Class! Class! Class!!!!!
In the world of evaluation that we live in, with student growth (in some states) being measured by SLOs (Student Learning Outcomes), how can this process be correlated to the state and/or Common Core to be a truly meaningful growth process for … [Continue reading] about Truly meaningful growth process for Teachers with Annette and Ellen