Monthly Archives: September 2011

Problems In Perspective

Ever had your child coming home from school with that, “Worst day of my life!” thing happening? You know those days when they really do feel that the world is coming down on them? I once received this fantastic advice/strategy … Continue reading

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Fits Like A Glove

The right reading book should fit you just like the perfect glove.  I adapted this stunning idea from Melissa and Nicole at when I downloaded their fantastic resource called Rockin’ Reading Workshop from the Teachers Pay Teachers Store. I immediately … Continue reading

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I Caught A Student Doing…

He kicks up a big fuss about reading. Says he hates it. Won’t go near a chapter book. Last week I celebrated because he got lost…in a book. Guess what I caught him doing at lunchtime today? Reading a book … Continue reading

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What Does Your Thinking Look Like?

If you had to draw your thinking, what would it look like? I was blown away by the massive effect this simple question had on my students! Just look at their thinking. I’m sure you will be totally surprised at … Continue reading

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