This week in our Classrooms: Reading Non-Fiction

There is SO MUCH learning to be had from books and reading - and in our tech crazy world, sometimes we forget that. We've all had students who would only read non-fiction for a project or paper. There have been students who would refuse or groan at the idea of reading non-fiction, but sometimes (if…

This week in our classrooms: Settling In

I am just starting my second week of school, and Morgan is on her third. The amount of changes that have happened in our classrooms is a bit wild. As any teacher knows, the 'settling in' can take all of September but by October, everyone tends to find their rhythm and the room and routine…

This week in our classrooms: Set Up

Because I've never taught in the same room or even in the same grade twice, classroom setup always feels like a crap shoot. Maybe it'll work great and inspire kids to work hard and collaborate. Maybe it'll be garbage and I'll have to spend my whole weekend changing everything. This year I'm feeling OK about…