Classroom Solutions: Solving Problems as They Arise in the Literacy Classroom

Today’s post is a question that I recently received. A teacher writes:  I feel like all of the joy has been sucked out of teaching this year due to the restrictions and the increased emphasis on safety. For example, I feel like I am required to have the students wash their hands constantly over teachingContinue reading “Classroom Solutions: Solving Problems as They Arise in the Literacy Classroom”

How a Morning Message Upped My Zoom Teaching

Each week, one of my classes comes into the Zoom classroom muted and with their video off. I have (politely) asked the students to turn their cameras on, especially during the discussion portion of the class. Yet, many of the students continue to leave their cameras off. It has been a point of frustration toContinue reading “How a Morning Message Upped My Zoom Teaching”

Are You a Good Listener?

Four Steps to Learn About Students Through Listening This past week, I had my students read an article about assessing students at the beginning of the school year and the article described listening to students as a form of assessment. I was met with skepticism about the idea that listening to students can be aContinue reading “Are You a Good Listener?”