Working in the public school system in a state that has mandates and tests to take means that we sometimes cannot just do whatever we want as we explore 7th grade English.
We have made it another trip around the sun and tomorrow we start a new year, a new book so so to speak.
This how-to book is meant to help those that are new to global collaboration or have been dipping their toes in for the past few years.
My heart sank and my first reaction was to ask Microsoft to please close the comments to shield my students.
Two weeks ago, we had the very surreal experience of having a professional film crew in our classroom filming us.
Tomorrow my amazing 7th graders will start practicing their speaking skills through silly poetry performances.
I startedthe Global Read Aloud in 2010 not knowing what it would become, not knowing how it would truly make the world smaller, connect many children and change my own life.
Day after day, a little kindergartener would tell me about his day, his shoes, his new fish, or whatever else popped into his mind.
I wasn’t sure how my students would react, after all, they are sometimes way too cool to get a little silly, but that day I realized what a genius Emily Arrow and her music is.
When I heard about you, STAR, and how you would give me46 reading skills in 11 different domainsin just 30 or so questions, I was intrigued.
Walk into our classroom and you will see bare walls and desks in rows. Students engaged only with their computer.