Classroom Management Help for New Teachers with Book Series from Responsive Classroom

November 7, 2011 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For further information, contact: Richard Henning Northeast Foundation for Children, Inc. 85 Avenue A, P.O. Box 718, Turners Falls, MA  01376 800-360-6332, ext. 111 richard@responsiveclassroom.org Turners Falls, MA—One of the most pressing challenges facing a new elementary teacher is effective classroom

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The Trouble with Testing

 When I first began my teaching career in the early 1990’s, it felt like an exciting time to be in education. There was incredible momentum building for rich, multi-layered, developmentally appropriate teaching. The reading and writing workshop approach to literacy was based on the belief that children

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Setting the Stage for Successful Assemblies

Original Article: http://www.responsiveclassroom.org/article/setting-stage-successful-assemblies From the Whole School series by Mike Anderson Responsive Classroom Newsletter: August 2011 School assemblies, including those involving families, are an important part of building a strong school community. Whether it’s a science group presenting during the school day or a student band performing in

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What 4th Graders Need

Do you work with 4th graders? If so, I’d love to know what you think of “The Leap into 4th Grade,” my article in the new issue of Educational Leadership. The theme of the issue is “The Transition Years,” and I wrote about strategies for establishing routines

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The Early and Elementary Years / The Leap into 4th Grade

Original Article: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/apr11/vol68/num07/The-Leap-into-4th-Grade.aspx Amazing energy and enthusiasm, increased anxiety, and tougher academic demands—all these make 4th grade a pivotal year. “Yes!” cries Danny, pumping his fist as he looks at the schedule for the day. “We have P.E. today! I love P.E.!” “Oh, come on!” groans Lisa as

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