Posted on 06/24/2011 by debrennersmith
Every teacher should read professionally. Now that I buy books on my ereader, my kindle, the stack does not look as impressive. I am quite pleased with the amount of reading I still do though. Are you?
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Posted on 03/01/2011 by debrennersmith
Posted on 11/19/2010 by debrennersmith
Posted on 11/08/2010 by debrennersmith
Posted on 10/03/2010 by debrennersmith
It is important to think about one’s teaching.
What exactly am I teaching?
Why am I teaching this?
How will it help my students as writers (readers) (learners)?
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Posted on 09/05/2010 by debrennersmith
Marie Clay’s wise advice, ” Every time a child reads a sentence… every (single) word in the sentence profits by being used, … moving further towards fluency [to] automatic responding” (Observing Young Readers. Marie Clay 1982, Heinemann, pg.4)
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Posted on 08/30/2009 by debrennersmith
Posted on 08/08/2009 by debrennersmith
Posted on 07/02/2009 by debrennersmith
What sites so you link your students to in the computer lab? Here is one that my niece played with at my house.
Most teachers know about http://www.starfall.com/ My niece likes starfall.
Some schools buy programs such as Bailey’s Book House, Sammy Science,
Millie’s Math and Kid Pix or Inspiration. What do you use in the computer lab?
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Posted on 06/26/2009 by debrennersmith
Where do stand? What do you believe? Dare you stand up for what you believe? Is anyone listening or hearing? Where are the conversations taking place?
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