I have come to believe that talking, thinking, and reflecting with our colleagues is one of the most important things we can do as educators. In the hustle and bustle of everyday school life we often don't feel we have the time. I am proposing that we make time. And not just time with our grade level teammates but with anyone in your building that believes in the same things you do. Belief is everything! Figure out what you believe in by reading professional texts, attending workshops, and by reflecting on your own teaching practice.
So for those who decide to follow my blog, here are the kinds of things you can expect:
-ideas for growing and learning with colleagues
-book recommendations (mentor texts and teacher read alouds)
-ideas for units of study for primary reading and writing workshops
-tips that come out of my own workshop teaching
-recommendations of professional texts