- Jan 9
Reimagining Progressions: Setting Intentions with Writers in the Primary Grades
As we begin a new calendar year, I find myself revisiting an idea I heard in a podcast years ago. A psychologist spoke about why they...
- Mar 25, 2020
Navigating ALL The Resources
I trust we all love Ferris Bueller and remember the “life moves pretty fast” advice? Well, there’s no doubt that right now, life is...
- Mar 31, 2017
My Mom is an Author. Check it Out!
I’m Jack McGee and my mom, Patty McGee, wrote a book. I asked if I could be first to tell you all about it, and proudly, I write this...
- Mar 26, 2017
Using Mentor Texts to Give Feedback
Here’s what it used to sound like when I used mentor texts in my writing workshop early on in my teaching: Me: Take a look at this piece...
by Patty McGee
- Mar 4, 2017
Feedback for the Writer Within
One of my heroes, Katherine Bomer, has reminded us over and over that writing is one of the most vulnerable acts for students in school....
by Patty McGee
- Feb 24, 2017
Four Simple Words
The words we use hold power-- the power to nurture, inspire, and teach. A small adjustment to our wording can turn what sounds like...
Pam Koutrakos & Laura Sarsten
- Dec 21, 2016
Risk Seeking Throughout the Year: How Can We Maintain Momentum?
How do we get our students to continue to take risks that really matter? We are born curious. We ask questions. We explore possibilities....
- Mar 1, 2016
GOING ON ADVENTURES WITH FRIENDS
This post was written by first grade teacher Heather Frank. Among first grade students and teachers, our realistic fiction unit is one of...