Classroom Management: Part 1

Classroom Management: Part 1

Several years ago, when I was learning how to navigate this crazy methodology, I attended a workshop in Denver taught by Carol Gaab. I don't remember everything she covered, because she did SO much, but the BEST thing I took away from her was 3 words that she repeated what felt like 7.2 billion times…
OMG! IFLT!

OMG! IFLT!

How do you prepare for the BIGGEST week of your LIFE, when you don’t even know what to expect!?!?! GAH! Initially, I sent in two proposals to IFLT, hoping to have one accepted for presentation. BOTH WERE! YAY! Then about 2 months ago, I was asked if I would participate on the panel of expert…

Sprinting Dictation!

I love running dictations. This week I got to do one with my largest class here at St. Martin’s! All of my classes are small, especially compared to the 35+ I once had. One of my third grade classes has 19 children in it. I decided to try something new with the running dictation and…
The Domino Effect

The Domino Effect

I believe teachers are like dominos. Every teacher has a story of WHY they teach. Most teachers can also tell you who their most influential and memorable teacher in their school career was. For me, both of these stories are one in the same. The most influential teacher in my time as a student is…