In this week's One Thing You Might Try . . . post, teacher and writer, Pernille Ripp, calls us to stay true to what we know is valuable, despite the mounting pressures that seem to continually demand our instructional time and energy—especially during a pandemic.
In this week’s One Thing You Might Try… blog, kindergarten teacher, Dawnavyn James, writes about blogging with her young students and how their self-directed use of the comments feature helped them to connect with each other’s ideas.
"Relationships and communities evolve through heartfelt responses to stories." ~JoEllen McCarthy, Layers of Learning
In this One Thing You Might Try . . . post, kindergarten teacher, Katie Keier, offers a few ideas for maintaining the critical aspects of shared reading and writing during virtual learning and creating “Read it again!” moments for young learners—no matter what instructional setting you find yourself in.
In this One Thing You Might Try . . . post, teacher and parent, Grace Choi, gives us some creative ideas on how to help kids enjoy and succeed in reading at home.
I wonder if Friends actor, David Schwimmer, knows that his character, Ross Geller’s “PIVOT!” scene has now become the anthem of educators. Across the country, school looks different, and teaching and learning has had to pivot in many ways. It’s either happening in physical school buildings with necessary measures and precautions to limit spread and exposure of COVID-19, or school is happening in people’s homes. Including mine.
The banner across the top of the Stenhouse website reads “for teachers, by teachers.” This has always been Stenhouse’s tagline, but more than that, it is our core belief. We believe in creating a space for teachers’ voices. And while perhaps this doesn’t seem like a particularly radical idea—that teachers have ideas, practices, and expertise worthy of listening to, in our current environment it sometimes does.