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Bringing Kids Together

Each teacher has a favorite. Favorite subject, favorite activity, favorite lesson.  Three years ago I started one of my favorites.  Each year we start January with “Where I’m From”.  The students reflect on where they are from and what makes them who they are.  While reflecting on themselves and where they are from, students can focus […]

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Step Up and Teach- Part 3: ELA Speaking and Listening Standards

Read Part 1 of this series about Reading Standards here. Read Part 2 of this series about Writing Standards here.   [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] With the push of state testing and No Child Left […]