We as educators and parents have to make kids believe that we care about character. We care about WHO they become more than just WHAT they become.
5 Reasons to Try Novels in Verse for Book Clubs (plus 11 Recommendations)
Novels in Verse are quick reads that are gold mines filled with figurative language, empathy, diversity, and author style. Help your students love this genre with these recommendations.
6 Mind Games for Middle Schoolers
I love Morning Meetings with my sixth graders. Our typical Morning Meetings follow the structure from Responsive Classroom, but there are some days that we spend a lot longer on activities than others. Sprinkled throughout the year, I love to teach my students mind games. These mind games are ones that can only be done... Continue Reading →
How I Made Poetry my Favorite Writing Unit
These poetry smashbooks give me SUCH insight into every kid. It's amazing the things that they write about and let me see. They share so much if they're just told that they can.