Fun with Google Sheets 1: A Student Learning Profile

Being a 7th grade reading teacher, I'm emphasizing to learners that I want them developing their identities as readers. I want them turning reading into a habit and passion they take with them outside of the classroom and past this school year. This emphasis is what led me to start experimenting with creating a student reading …

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A Classroom Full of Teachers: Leveraging Student Expertise

As part of reading workshop, I focus on conferring one on one with students, listening to their ideas and sharing teaching points as well as next steps they can take to improve their reading skills. One conference, in particular, taught me a lesson in empowering students to become teachers and push their own learning to …

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PBL Basics #1: Challenging Problems & Questions

Note: This series of posts is inspired by Larmer, Mergendoller, and Boss's (2015) recently released book, Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning.  It is a great book for anyone looking to get into or learn more about project/inquiry based learning.  These posts are just a small sample of the pedagogical tools you will find inside.  A full …

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