Resetting After a Substitute Teacher

Resetting After a Substitute Teacher Have you ever returned from a day away from the classroom and noticed your class needed a major reset after a substitute teacher? Some of these situations might sound familiar to you.  You’re out of your classroom for the day. You walk back in the last 10 minutes only to find your kids going bananas and your room is in disarray!  Or maybe… You get a text from a friend while you’re out for the day. She shares all the shenanigans your class has been up to in your absence.  Or maybe… You get back…

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Early Intervention The most effective intervention is implemented early in a child’s career- before the cycle of failure is established. -Irene Fountas & Gay Su Pinnell I’ve seen early interventions work wonders. I am trained in Reading Recovery and a huge believer in early intervention. As a third grade teacher, I can tell you that the difference between students who received early intervention and those who were allowed to struggle a little longer is huge. HUGE! The sooner we boost up our students the less they fall behind their peers.  What are your thoughts on early interventions? 

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Teachers Are A Treasure Teachers are a treasure, and we need to make sure we’re taking care of them. -Bobby Burke Did you watch Queer Eye? I cried so hard in the episode with Jonathan’s teacher! Bobby Burke came out with this little gem. I had to hit pause straight away and jot it down. Teachers are a treasure. Do you feel like you’re being taken care of? What do you wish people understood about teachers? 

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