A Schoolteacher's Musings · Life Chronicles

Letters to a Student Teacher, Part II

Dear Student Teacher …The first month is over, and with it, the edTPA, the insanity of Smarter Balanced testing, and your first two weeks of teaching all day every day. Spring break passed and you survived the treacherous nights of balancing lesson planning, writing pages of commentary, and your HYPE responsibilities. So many nights involved… Continue reading Letters to a Student Teacher, Part II

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That Prada (or Proud of) Moment of Teaching

“The Ides of March” Series … Prompt # 12: “The best small moment of the day.”The classroom was humming with activity as fourth-graders feverishly wrote their way toward the end of their message in a bottle stories. Between conferencing with those already done with their rough drafts, telling that group for the umpteenth time to… Continue reading That Prada (or Proud of) Moment of Teaching