Outgrow your own best teaching – today!
Poems of the Week
- Week of 11/9/20 Theme = Special People
- Week of 11/2/20 Theme = Special People
- Week of 10/26/20 Theme = Halloween
- Week of 10/19/20 Theme = Special People
- Week of 10/14/20 Theme = Autumn
- Week of 10/5/20 Theme = Feelings
- Week of 9/29/20 Theme = Identity
- Week of 9/14/20 Theme = Back to School
- Current 2020 Poetry Collection
Summer Reading Launch Units
I created end-of-year reading units to launch summer reading. The goal of each unit, one for primary grades and the other for intermediate, is to set up students on a path to do their best summer reading and included a summer reading info session for families and personalized follow-up over the summer.
Digitial Bitmoji Library PD
Possibly the most fun PD I’ve ever led!
Online Book Club Resources
When I first learned we might be starting quaranteaching, I immediately suggested online book clubs. Later, I gathered my favorite online book club resources to my faux Padlet.
Vocabulary instruction is my new mission in Longmeadow, so I created this example of how to do vocabulary instruction remotely.
“History in the Making” Journals
I first heard about pandemic journals on Twitter, and I knew right away that I wanted as many students as possible to experience them, so I created this PD for my staff.
Reading Marathons are a fun way to teach and support stamina.
My first High Quality Teacher Share (HQTS) in Longmeadow was Making Literacy Toolkits. Every session ran like a workshop, where I did a brief minilesson on the kind of tool they could make or shared resource they could lean on, and the rest of the session was their tinker time. Info from every session was shared on this Padlet.