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Debra Rosenquist
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Third Grade Teacher

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Debra Rosenquist commented on a post on Blogger.
You are amazing Kathleen! Have faith in your new thinking. The time spent on creating a reward system can now be used to create a classroom community that works together to solve problems. You will have more time to get to know your students and find ways to help motivate those students that present challenges. It will not always be easy, but you will feel the difference in your classroom. Many years ago when I was a new parent our children attended a parent cooperative nursery school which provided parent education. I was introduced to books by Adele Faber & Elaine Mazlish. "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen &Listen So Kids Will Talk" became our parenting bible. Easy to read and use, when I later became a teacher I found myself using the same language in my classroom. I am including a link to the book, because I believe they have a book for teachers too that you might find useful. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005GG0MXI/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

In the end I always remember what I wanted for my own children. We did not use reward systems with them, we wanted them to have intrinsic motivation for doing well in school and learning how to get along.

Best wishes for a wonderful school year!

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Here's the link to my #CyberPD  DIY Literacy Week 1 post.

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My post for the first week of reading for DIY Literacy is up. #cyberPD

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Here's what is standing out on my TBR stack.

I was so intrigued by both Smokey and Sara when I listened to them speak at The Gathering, a free online professional development sponsored by The Educator Collaborative. And since I am moving from third to fifth I think it will be a great read.

And I'm pretty sure most of us have watched Kate & Maggie's DIY videos. Who wouldn't want more?!

If you haven't read Beers & Probst's first book, Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading, please do so! I have used several of their "signposts" this year in third grade and know it will be a central part of of my teaching in fifth grade. Seriously, the signposts really help my students dig deeper beyond the literal. Now I want to read their non-fiction version.

The subtitle of Who's Doing The Work is what really got my attention. "How to say less so readers can do more" Insert embarrassing or uncomfortable laughter her. Have you ever had an out of body experience while you were teaching? You know, the kind where you see yourself teaching and talking, and talking and talking. And you can't stop yourself. Blah blah blah...you keep going. The kids have checked out, but you still keep going! My story may be a bit exaggerated, but I do think the quality and quantity of my "talk" is important. So, that's why this book is on my list.
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Using Inquiry Circles to Teach Content Area
Back in December I wrote about how I have been experimenting with inquiry circles.  You can read that post here .  I have continued implementing ideas I learned while reading the book, Comprehension & Collaboration: Inquiry Circles for Curiosity, Engagement...

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