This diary entry by a KY principal, from MiddleWeb’s early years, reminds us that the work of K12 educators encompasses much more than academics.
Teaching and learning in grades 4-8
Good writing has a theme. It’s the heartbeat of any essay or story. ELA teacher-author Marilyn Pryle shares her strategies to help students write more thematically.
The 2nd edition of What A Writer Needs is even better than the first, says ELA teacher Rachel Small. It blends Ralph Fletcher’s wisdom with excellent teaching tools.
Marilyn Pryle’s book provides all the tools for successful Writing Workshops, says reviewer Nicole Melody, including ideas about finding time for conferencing.
MS math teacher Kathy Felt makes her case for the Common Core standards and the need for educators to “teach mathematics in deep and engaging ways.”
Reviewer Kay McGriff believes that everyone – veterans and new teachers alike – can take co- teaching to the next level with guidance from this book.
Helen Hume’s comprehensive resource guide can help teachers across the curriculum integrate the arts into lesson planning, says ELA teacher Julia Colombo.
This book describes how schools can support students in poverty through effective programs that help them succeed in school, graduate and improve their lives, says reviewer Susan Shaver.
Sandra Wilde shares her reading expertise in straightforward, sound ways that will benefit all, students and educators alike, says reviewer Dr. Mary Long.
Teachers (and soon-to-be’s) will enjoy veteran Mary Tarashuk’s virtual tour of her fourth grade classroom as she dips her toes in the new school year. Come on in!