Coaching Corner

The Craft

Summer Vacation

Make the MOST of your Time Off No one understands how a teacher feels the last few weeks of school but another teacher. We are exhausted, DONE, excited, happy and sad, all at once. Then, finally, it's summer!! Woo Hoo! We plan a family trip, kids summer camps, schedule Dr. appointments, sleep-in, clean, organize etc.… Continue reading Summer Vacation

Teaching Strategies

Teaching Writing the Lucy Calkins Way Made Easy

I am noticing sever al school districts are encouraging teachers to use Heinemann Author, Lucy Calkins in their writing instruction. As an Instructional Coach (IC) I like to dive right into a new curriculum (or dust off an old one) and learn it so I can work effectively with teachers. I started like all Master… Continue reading Teaching Writing the Lucy Calkins Way Made Easy

Teaching Strategies

What to do about students losing copies of worksheets or they are absent?

I got so tired of making copies and trying to keep up with absent student work. Being ADD I am all over the place and tend to miss a detail or two. So, my solution is a binder and paper coordinator. I have jobs for everything in my class. It supports responsibility, frees me up… Continue reading What to do about students losing copies of worksheets or they are absent?