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Mini-Lesson Essentials

Welcome back to our balanced literacy series! I know we’ve taken a bit of a break but the end of the school year was a crazy one! Welcome back! Now that we’re in the back to school spirit weekly posts will resume again! Today the focus is on the essentials of teaching using a mini-lesson.  This post is meant to build an understanding of the format of a mini-lesson and help you to plan your own mini-lesson.  Please take time to refer to other posts in this series for more information.  A Balanced Literacy Framework– This post discusses the ideology…

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Changing Our Thinking: Student Names

There are many practices from long ago that we need to rethink as teachers. This series looks to bring up those practices and offer alternate ideas that are more relevant in today’s classroom. Today we’re discussing making fun of student names.   There is no such thing as a weird name. Names are names and they are important. Names are cultural no culture is weird. They should be honored and treated with respect. If you follow Bored Teachers then you no doubt saw this now deleted post on Instagram.  At the time I saw it I was so sick I couldn’t even…

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