The idea of a whole class of students quietly writing, revising, peer conferencing, and working on writing that they care about is an image that I dreamt about for years.
I admit that although I started doing reading workshop with my classes over twelve years ago, it took me another nine years to get up the courage to try writing workshop. Something about the lack of control, I guess.
It’s almost here- the Amazon Inspire! This open education resource tool will be making a splash in classrooms around the United States and changing the way knowledge is shared. We’ve discovered all the ins and outs of the Amazon Inspire to share with you the pros, the cons, and everything else in between.
Now that you’re a teacher, you have an important reason to remind yourself about the role you’re playing in students’ lives. You can probably think of a few awesome teachers that gave you the guiding points to your future. However, you will also think of some that didn’t deserve to be called educators. They were frustrated, arrogant, too strict, too flexible, or simply not inspiring enough.
Outside the Classroom is a series of interviews with professionals who work in education settings. From social work to occupational therapy, library science to administration, many jobs become a whole new ball game when students and academics are involved. Here are a few of our burning questions for the professionals that classroom teachers find themselves working alongside, and their advice for those who’d like to join them.
Summer may still be sizzling all over the country for students, but many educators are already preparing their classrooms for the 2016-2017 school year. Read on as veteran teachers share their strategies to make preparing for the new school year (and calming those first-day jitters!) as easy as a 1-2-3.