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The Gifted Child

The Gifted Child

We just wrapped up the National Parenting of Gifted Children Week.  During this week, I was able to reflect on my own experiences as a parent of a gifted child. Before I share those experiences, it is important that we have a common language and available resources for parents. Gifted-…

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Continue Your Greatness!

Continue Your Greatness!

As part of my Good vs Great Teacher series, this week we will focus on Professional Development. ALL great teachers are teachable! Being teachable includes professional development and learning new things that help teachers become more effective. Remember our acronym from last week? GREAT stands for G oes the extra mile R…

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Nuts and Bolts of a Summer Reading Program

iStock_000005034618XSmall.jpgI worry about my students and hope that they will continue to read during the summer.  I have started a “READ” Campaign and hope you will join me.  Each student in my older grades had the opportunity to create a mini “READ”poster.  They will go home in every report at our school!  Whether you are a parent, librarian, or teacher, these ideas will help you with your summer reading program. Let’s get started with some ideas for an amazing individualized program!

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Engagement is all about Relationships

nrm3.jpgLast week we discussed my top 3 ways to engage students.  Today, I want to focus one more strategy: Relationships.
Most students won’t remember every math and reading lesson this year. I’m sorry to break the news to you. Students will remember how they felt about their teacher.  Yes, the relationship with their teacher is what matters. As you spend the final hours of the school year with your students, I hope that you will remember this and keep things in perspective.  YOU are what engages students! That relationship is what allows you to teach any type lessons.
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