M&M Introductions

Happy July Everyone! So… what does an educator that has been out of the classroom for a year JUMP at the opportunity to do…why, teach SUMMER SCHOOL, of course!  Yes, you heard me right.  I was given the opportunity to teach a summer enrichment program for upcoming 5th graders and I couldn’t say “yes” fastContinue reading “M&M Introductions”

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Donalyn Miller: The Hero that Liberated Me

A couple of years ago, I was validated and inspired by Ms. Donalyn Miller’s The Book Whisperer.  If you have not yet read this book, it is a must.  Immediately after turning the last page, I went straight to my computer and tried to format and create an effective and explicit way to begin aContinue reading “Donalyn Miller: The Hero that Liberated Me”

Top 5 Teacher Qualities

So I made it!  I just completed my first week back to school (year round).  There are so many activities to post, but I’m short on time so I’ll have to settle for one.  Like many teachers, my first week back to school I plan many team building/partner activities.  I am trying to build aContinue reading “Top 5 Teacher Qualities”