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PLCs To Do List: Question #4 and Pre-assessment

The infamous question number four. We all shudder. “What if our students already know the material we are planning to teach?” Already know it!?!?!? How could they! How dare they! They’re only 12! But the sad truth is that once in … Continue reading

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PLC’s: A To Do List (Intro)

One of my jobs at my school includes helping to facilitate our PLCs. For those of you not fluent in this acronym of the educational alphabet soup, PLC stands for Professional Learning Community. In lieu of going into the history … Continue reading

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SBG and Students Taking Charge Of Their Learning

I have adopted Standards Based Grading over the past few years, but I am always trying to refine my assessment skills. My hope has been that SBG will communicate more clearly to my students what they need to know and … Continue reading

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14 Week Update for 8th Grade English Class

These past five weeks have simply flown by! Granted, the speed may have something to do with all the class we have been missing due to testing week, the Awesome 8th grade Blue Ridge trip, and the fact that Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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9 Week Update for 8th Grade English

We are officially 1/4th of the way through the year and half-way through first semester! It is amazing to think that we have come so far so quickly, and the year goes by and by. The students have had some … Continue reading

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5 Week Update for 8th Grade English

After reading Jill Gough’s recent blog post sharing Trinity teachers’ EL’s for 4th grade, I thought that would be a great way to check in with parents at my 5 week mark. What should your child know and be able … Continue reading

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5 week update for Writing Workshop Enviro Writing

After reading Jill Gough’s recent blog post sharing Trinity teachers’ EL’s for 4th grade, I thought that would be a great way to check in with parents at our Writing Workshop 5 week mark. What should your child know and be able … Continue reading

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