This week, we are breaking down College and Career Readiness Anchor standard W8. We are focusing on the anchor standards because all content area and grade level standards for literacy are "anchored" to these main objective standards.

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Effective teaching is more than simply delivering content.  Finding practical ways to engage and manage our students is key in helping kids develop skill.  I like to compare teaching to a tool belt.  Considering the challenge I'm faced with, I can reach into my toolbelt and use the most appropriate tool to help me accomplish my goal.

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Positive Management Plan

By on November 10, 2014

For those of you who missed my first post on my adventures in classroom management, this is a follow up post with another strategy I am working on with those wild and crazy freshmen I’ve got this year. 

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This week, we are breaking down College and Career Readiness Anchor standard W7. We are focusing on the anchor standards because all content area and grade level standards for literacy are "anchored" to these main objective standards.

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In this post I’d like to talk a bit about classroom management. I am going into my 15th year of teaching and I have always been proud of my classroom management skills. I rarely send kids to the office and usually am able to develop a strong sense of community in my classes so major discipline issues have never been a real problem.

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