Tag Archives: Critical reading
Am I voted off the Island? The results are in, and I’m about to find out..
Finger poised over the mouse. Breath on hold. Prayer spoken silently. This was the moment I had been both dreading and anticipating. I was about to open the results of the survey I had sent out to all the junior … Continue reading
Last Friday was the day my eighth and ninth grade students presented their projects, and they didn’t disappoint! The projects were amazing and inspiring! They ranged from pencil art to digital art to the Bermuda triangle to other galaxy systems … Continue reading
Pessimism, depression, optimism, resiliency. Why is it that some children (and teenagers and adults) bounce back from hardships easily and others do not? This is a question that I have been very curious about. As a teacher, I need to … Continue reading
All our junior high LA, Social Studies, Science, and Math teachers have been devoting some instructional time to teaching interpreting figurative language. This is part of our critical reading and thinking strategies. I’ll be the first to admit, though, that … Continue reading
I’ve been reading a lot lately about how today’s employers are looking for employees who collaborate and work well in groups. This has translated into a push by many educators to focus on project-based learning, group work, and multi-student presentations. Now, there is … Continue reading