Re-energize Yourself When Fatigue Sets In

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/article/re-energize-yourself-when-fatigue-sets A: I remind myself that in my life, just as in my classroom, certain things are non-negotiable. An important non-negotiable for me is exercise: I swim every morning before school. When I’m stressed, it’s tempting to think about skipping my swim. But I remind myself

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Q & A: News and Announcement Charts

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/article/news-and-announcement-charts A: I incorporate bits of word study into the charts whenever possible. In the younger grades, I sometimes made a stack of word cards and asked each student to place a card into a category on the chart according to vowel sound or spelling pattern.

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Q & A: Working with Families

Original Article: https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/article/working-families Question: In my classroom this year, I am implementing two teaching strategies, Morning Meeting and Rules and Logical Consequences, but I’m concerned about parents’ reactions. I can imagine that they will worry that we’re “wasting time” with play or are too “soft” on discipline. I’d like

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