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Newest Read
The post title is a bit misleading as I have not technically been "reading" Ron Clark's The End of Molasses Classes.   I actually listen to it now and again. That is what I did on this first day of 2017 during my 3 hour drive home from Hays, Kansas this mor...
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Simple Tweaks
www.clipartkid.com Simple Tweaks        Our district just had 1/2 day PD in which they brought in speakers to present on differentiation.  I was not in attendance due to a trip planned for months ago to visit our son in New Hamphsire. Teachers seem to have ...
www.clipartkid.com Simple Tweaks Our district just had 1/2 day PD in which they brought in speakers to present on differentiation. I was not in attendance due to a trip planned for months ago to visit our son in ...
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Poverty Brains in the Classroom - Final post
Eric Jensen's books go into so much more detail than I have provided in these posts.  If these have sparked any interest, please take time to read his books.  As a classroom teacher, I found his new one, Poor Students, Rich Teachering , especially helpful. ...
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Voice and Poverty Brains in the Classroom
Students need a voice in their classroom.  It provides validation.     **Affirm and gently express the differences between fact and opinion.     **Teach them how to advocate for themselves.     **Encourage students to take risks by speaking up appropriately...
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Praise Video
I just found a video while reading a blog that I thought fits right into the discussion of feedback/praise as discussed in my blog today.
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How can we remove or at least lessen the block that keeps several of our students  from being able to "see" what we are tying to teach them?
How can we remove or at least lessen the block that keeps several of our students from being able to "see" what we are tying to teach them?
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We don't let our students excuse their way out of learnning. Why do we not do what we preach! Lets make simple tweaks to our instructional practice to impact students.
www.clipartkid.com Simple Tweaks Our district just had 1/2 day PD in which they brought in speakers to present on differentiation. I was not in attendance due to a trip planned for months ago to visit our son in ...
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July is Time to Clean & Organize
Okay, I am a little  C r A Z y .  In July, I take a few hours a couple times a week (sometimes more when I get too involved) to work on fun for me teaching items.  My fun is not everyones fun, though.  Like part of last week, I spent my time learning all I ...
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Vision and the Poverty Brain in the Classroom
What is your vision of your classroom? What vision did you have of your future life when you were a child or teen? Who helped you achieve your dreams?  What did they do? Vision is our expectations of our own future.  It brings people hope and satisfaction t...
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Classroom Weather Report
What's the climate in your classroom? Chapters 14 through 18 of Eric Jensen's Poor Student, Rich Teacher is all about secrets to a rich classroom climate mindset.  The previous blogs about the poverty brain in our classrooms all intertwine to create a sunny...
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Achievement Mindset
Achievement Mindset How do we develop a drive, motivation, or foster effort for learning in our students? Too be honest, this would have been the largest issue I faced this past year.  A class full of students who simply put little to no effort into their w...
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Battling the Poverty Brain in the Classroom - 3
  Student Relationships     If you were a fly on my classroom wall, you would see desks in groups, students working together throughout the day.  Beyond cooperative groups the students sit on the floor 1-2 times per day. Reminder: I teach upper elementary. ...
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