Monday, January 8, 2018

January Teacher Talk

Posted by Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern

It's 2018! Time sure flies. WE have some great ideas for you in our January edition of Teacher Talk. So hurry on over to see what these creative educators are doing this month.

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Problem Students Got You Down? Begin the New Year Right, with These Discipline Tips
By Deann Marin of Socrates Lantern
Have you been struggling with Johnny or Sally since the beginning of the school year? Have you been racking your brain trying to come up with some creative ways to turn their unacceptable behavior around? Did you dread coming back to work in January? Well, I’ve been there and know exactly how you feel. If you said yes to any of these questions, I can give you a hand.
Lessons Learned With Miss Brooke
By Retta London of Rainbow City Learning
Musings on what I have learned from a long ago favorite teacher.
The Mini-Lesson: A Natural Scaffold For Struggling Learners
By Tracy Willis of Mossy Oak Musings
Would you rather attend a doctor's appointment or your own autopsy? Mini-lesson structure helps teachers avoid an academic autopsy with end-of-unit assessments. It's scaffolded instruction at its best
A How-To Guide on Writing Conferences
By Sally Hansen of Purposeful Plans
Just like when you scaffold and model the requirements for an essay in a mini-lesson, you do the same thing individually for each student through conferencing. Many students don’t need to hear the lessons you taught at the beginning of the school year. Conferencing will help you deliver differentiated instruction. Here are some tips of how you can implement writing conferences in your classroom.
The Five Best Reasons You Should Be Using Book Clubs as Part of Your Classroom Reading Program
By Marcy Howe of It's a Teacher Thing
Book Clubs can be an essential tool for boosting rigor and engagement in your upper elementary or middle school classroom. Learn five reasons why you should consider Book Clubs as a regular part of your reading program.
What About Social Studies?
By Michelle Web of Teaching Ideas for Those who Love Teaching
Have Fun With Social Studies
Mentor Sentences - Teach It So They Remember It
By Alison Monk of the Literacy Garden
Effectively teach grammar skills in the context of authentic literature through the use of mentor sentences.
New Year, New Goals
By Kathie Yonemura of Tried and True Teaching Tools
New Goals Happy New Year! The new year is always a great time to reflect back, set goals, and start fresh. Repurpose those NYE decorations for some fun health goal setting with your students!
Is Your Child Afraid of Going to the Doctor?
By Thia Triggs of Print Path
If your young child is fearful of going to the doctor, there are many things you can do to help them feel calmer and to prepare them for their next visit.
Sit back, relax and check out all the great advice that you'll find on these blog posts from our seasoned educators

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