Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Collegial Circle #3

Increasing Engagement & Enjoyment

“Keeping students engaged is one of the
most important considerations
for the
classroom teacher.”  
Robert Marzano 2007

Tell us about the ways you engage learning and

make it enjoyable for your students...

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Collegial Circle # 2

Building Positive Relationships

Building Positive Relationships ensures a classroom community that learns collaboratively, engages in conversations that respect each other and resolves conflicts. Thus creating a classroom environment where students gain healthy relationships with the teacher as well as their peers.

Tell us about the ways you build supportive relationships with your students and how you encourage your students to develop nurturing relationships within the classroom...

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Collegial Soup

Reflective Pathway Collegial Soup
Cauldron, Fire, Pot, Soup, ...
2 scoops of respect
3 cups of communication
A dash of flexibility
1 gallon of willingness to share & contribute ideas
Helpfulness (As much as you have)
5 cups of collaboration
1 tablespoon of appreciating differences
One heaping cup of laughter
Sprinkles of Compliments
3 cups of kindness
2 liters of Good Listening
1 cup of support
Many cups of COFFEE!
Many meetings at the Terrace Diner

Thanks for Creating our Collegial Soup!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Collegial Circle #1

Establishing Organization,

Rules, and Procedures

Why do we have rules and procedures?
So our class operates smoothly.
So we can minimize classroom disturbances and behavioral issues;
So that we can support high-level learning.

Tell us about your careful organization, thoughtful rules and explicitly taught procedures in your classroom...

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Annual Literacy Kick Off

Collaborate & Connect

The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration, our growth is limited to our own perspectives.

〜 Robert Johnson Meehan 〜

Your thoughts...

Tuesday, April 12, 2016


What a great working session we had today!  Thanks to all my hardworking participants!

Saturday, March 26, 2016


Tools for Common Core; Language

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Language acquisition is the process by which humans acquire the capacity to perceive and comprehend language, as well as to produce and use words and sentences to communicate.

The best way to build language acquisition is through the development of vocabulary. Not just the memorization of definitions, but helping students understand words deeply, recognize word relationships, use new words when speaking and writing, and decode word meanings independently.

Share your tools for the development of language...