Students participate in many observable ways. It’s important to stop and take a look at how students are engaged in both whole class activities and small groups. Here’s a chart to record your observations.
Knowledge is power. Knowing about your incoming students and families will help you prepare for the year. Here are a few suggestions to help you get started. Plan A Send a letter to every incoming family. Include a brief bio of yourself and then share your expectations for the year (topics, behavior, etc.). Invite them… Read More »
Every hours of every day in school is important. The question is…Is art education a waste of those precious minutes OR is it time wisely spent? Here are a few results of studies I recently read. (My bias will come through loud and clear.) Greater access to the arts: Improves students chances to succeed in… Read More »
The controversy rages on. What do YOU think? Even the Costco Connection addresses this question. Now it’s your turn! Send me your thoughts, then I’ll share mine.
The controversy rages on. Do kids need recesses? Aren’t they wasting valuable instruction time? If recesses are needed, how many and how long is appropriate? I’m no expert, but, when I taught, the recess breaks were important to the kids and to me. Primary children need to get up, get outside and run, socialize and… Read More »