The goal of close reading is to gradually release responsibility to students, a shift from the teacher modeling close reading strategies to students employing strategies independently. The role of the teacher is to make these strategies visible to student
We love this quote! Teach it to them young and they will carry this mindset throughout life. "In this room, we don't do easy. We make easy happen through hard work and learning." Sounds like something Ron Clark would say.
*Love the "High Five" idea for reflecting on course expectations - even though this is for a math class, the notebooking ideas can easily be adapted for science Everybody is a Genius: ISN Course Guide & Expectations
Great chart for developing self-esteem in the classroom. A damaged self-esteem can wreck your career and harm your relationships. You can turn your life around by working on your self-esteem, and this guide will give you all the resources you need.
Also pinned in Art for school--paper crafting. All Hands In display in an upper grade classroom. Kids told all about themselves using their hand shape and we hung it around the room. This really was a fun and easy project for the first week of school.