Some late night ramblings about advocating for our students. Thanks to @margaretsmn for provoking us on #DigiLitSunday.Advocacy – to speak out for those who may not be able to do so for themselvesbecause they’re afraid,they don’t know how orthey can’t.To be the voice of our students. To speak out means torisk being labeled a troublemaker,not a team… Continue reading Advocacy
Earth Day is designated as the one day during the year to focus on the environment.A day to honor Mother Earth.A day to renew our commitment to the environmentby changinghabits and activitiesdetrimental to a healthy Earth.The first Earth Day took place more than 40 years ago.A lifetime for some,but a second of time in the history of the Earth.It’s ironic, given… Continue reading Earth Day
I love the topic that @MargaretGSimon from Reflections on the Teche has teased us with for today’s #DigiLitSunday blog post. Why are we doing this? Why are we doing this, indeed! Sometimes asking this question can be risky. It didn’t used to be that way. At least I don’t remember it being this bad. When I… Continue reading Why are We Doing This?
Slicing every day in March!! #DigiLitSunday +Margaret Simon has challenged #DigiLitSunday bloggers to think about this: what is your burning question?My first response? I don’t have just one burning question. I have many burning questions. There is so much that I still don’t know even though I’ve been teaching for many years. You’d think that I… Continue reading My Burning Question(s)
Vocabulary, like anything else, is best learned by reading a lot. It’s a simple truth that the more we read, the more words we encounter, and the more words we will learn as they appear in different contexts. Yet, sometimes this doesn’t seem to be enough. We sense that we need to do more for a student who… Continue reading Vocabulary Instruction
#DigiLitSunday purpose This is a word that demands attention. Commitment. Focus. Seriousness. purpose We all seek purpose in our lives. Without purpose we are lost. Stranded. Without purpose we have no direction. That’s why we look for something or someone to give us the praise – validation – that we sometimes desperately seek. The validation… Continue reading Purpose