One of the things I like to do when getting organized is create a notebook where I keep everything. It’s not a three ring binder (although that would work just as effectively. It’s just too bulky for my personal preference). I use a composition book and, using sticky notes, I create tabs for important information. This notebook follows me all year. In this notebook, I have a section for "Important Dates." At the beginning of the year, I write down all of our staff meetings and any related ... Read More about Getting Organized!
I really loved Donalyn Miller’s book The Book Whisperer when it came out a while back, so you can imagine my excitement when she recently released a new book titled Reading in the Wild. Something she mentioned, which I imagine we can all agree with, is that kids today are just too plugged in. Internet, video games, iPod and iPad, apps; you name it! This leaves too little for the imagination and only makes our jobs more challenging. In her book, she asks her students if they were prepared for ... Read More about A Book Emergency