Archive | October 2015

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Today I Talked Too Much!

I have been talking a lot with my students about helping to create a more student centered classroom and building growth mindsets, and as I reflect on my day I realized that I did too much talking and not enough listening. I get so energized when I think about my “ideal classroom” that sometimes my […]

Building Student Ownership Through Self Assessment

I have set a standard with my students this year that I will complete the same assignments that I ask of them. We have a classroom Kidblog account where each student is expected to post about their reading each week. So in an effort to keep my promise, I need to do the same. This […]

Evolution of My Reading Instruction

I have moved into teaching 5th grade this year after many years teaching the primary grades. In trying to move away from using reading comprehension worksheets and Accelerated Reader quizzes during reading instruction, I have been putting a lot of thought into how to structure reading instruction and assess student performance as readers. As I […]