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Building Strong Readers | Part Two

What does this mean for the classroom teacher?  How do you keep a balance of literacy instruction in your teaching? What might this look like? Firstly, every child should be reading a book of his/her own choosing independently.  This might include a reading continuum from easy to more challenging, depending on the students’ interest and…

Building Strong Readers | Part One

The new standards call for kids to read books that ‘frustrate’ them? Is this a good idea? If so, how do we teach this? Best practices for teaching reading skills is ever evolving in the world of education. In 1967, a heavily phonetic approach instead of what was considered the “look-say” method of learning words…

Finding Inspiration in the Back-to-School Blues

And just like that, the first day of school has already come and gone here in Tell City. Summer break is over, and we begin the transition to a different routine. For me, this used to mean waking up extra early to fix homemade donuts for my crew before sending them off to tackle their…

5 Tips for Summer Break & Renewal

An acquaintance and I were recently talking about the struggles and stresses teachers face in the current education system, and what can be done to address these issues. First and foremost, I think teachers need to give themselves rest over the summer. We all know there’s still work to be done during this time, but…

Courage Works

I believe we are moving into an age where people are ready to start stepping into the lives they are meant to live. We all have the power within us to create the life we want, the life we dream about, the life we are born to live. We all have limitless potential that is…

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