Description: Kids need to get personal and 'talk back' to every piece of reading they encounter so 'information' is not an obstacle to the pursuit and achievement of their dreams! Pictures, videos, interviews, and stories will abound!
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): To get our kids into reading and more importantly the grand world of ideas we must show them ways to create personal meaning in and from any piece of text. To do that, we must teach them ways to talk back to and interact with every text by marking the text and THEN annotating in the margins--learning out loud! I'll share my experiences as a workshop model teacher on both a professional and personal level, sharing how workshop model has helped my kids at school, me as a teacher, and my daughter in her freshman year of college. I'm part of my district's Workshop Model cohort with Cris Tovani and Sam Bennett. I'm studying under them in workshops and they will be in our classrooms this year!
Shiny Happy Teachers: Storytime: What my freshman college daughter wishe...: The story begins : So our daughter calls us from college (she is a freshman) at the end of her first week of classes, right before she retu... Tweet
Description: Using Dry Erase Surfaces in the classroom to personalize and enrich student learning. Stay tuned for visual stories showing how my kids use dry erase surfaces in our classroom to express themselves and think BIG, literally, and out loud!
Shiny Happy Teachers: Visual Tour: Our day using IdeaPaint-ed Tables to ...: Part I: Backstory to Rachel's Challenge assembly at NMMS Story setting: A sunny and hot Friday; September 6, 2013 Rachel's... Tweet