We wholeheartedly believe in this quote. Forming relationships with your students from day one is essential to a successful school year.
The best hope for the future. Getting books into kids’ hands. Everyday.
Creating a culture that supports and celebrates reading requires several components. In Authentic and Relentless Enthusiasm, we talked about how to create the positive energy surrounding books and reading. While a positive vibe is one essential part of the foundation---so is responsibility and engagement. Therefore, accountability is a must. In our class, we began each… Continue reading Establishing a Reading Culture: Accountability
In our class of 23 sixth graders this past year, every single one of them read 40 books or more. Every. Single. One.
The graphic above contains one of go-to images that I use in my teaching and in life. My students love/hate it, because they know I live by it in the classroom and will push them right out of their zones into something awful…and then gloriously wonderful. At this point, they trust me enough to approach… Continue reading Where the Magic Happens