A thread on why the TPT platform is trash, with links, since some Ts are telling me to “apologize” to TPT. Lol—I’m going to double down instead. First, this is larger than TPT. It’s a systemic issue in education. No resources, all of us clamoring for content. /1
Amazing morning of learning for all of our instructional coaches today! “Teaching is not talking and telling:
it’s showing and modeling.” #fondypride
One of my students today turned to another student who said they had writer's block and said, "Just vomit on the page. You can clean it up later."
I was so proud.
It was nice to have someone besides myself say it for once.
🙌 Students who have IEPs do not belong to special education. They are general education students. ALL students belong to ALL of us. #LeadInclusion#successforall#edchat
This was a student’s answer to when reading sucks….How can anyone tell anyone that they are too old to read a graphic novel? Let alone a kid?! And we wonder why so many kids dislike reading, when we police the joy right out of it. Note courtesy of one of my fantastic studen…
✳️ Tier 3 intervention is NOT special education. Tier 3 only means intensive support. Not all who need intensive support have an #IEP. Not all with an IEP need intensive support. #LeadInclusion
While it's good practice to examine released items from high stakes tests to see the rigor they use, the items themselves typically don't work well for common formative assessments. They are likely not diagnostic enough to know what to do next if students haven't learned.
The new and much improved @RenegadesofMG website has gone live in time for back to school. It's meant to be a resource for educators and readers looking for good books and a few laughs. Make sure to check out all the new content and we hope you enjoy!
"Educators can teach [SEL] competencies and close this gap through the use of one simple metacognitive framework and strategy, which we call structured SELf-questioning." –The Metacognitive Student
📌 Use this form to develop your SELf-questions: bit.ly/3vRrtqI
Teachers need a an environment where they feel ability to speak up, feel heard, and valued. Students do as well.
New mentor training this week! Great conversations and planning for how to support our new teachers! #fondypride
"If educators truly believe that all students can and will learn, then they must work to shift our culture to act in the same ways. These shifts demand teachers focus on each learner as a unique individual."
Letting Data Lead by Eileen Depka of @SolutionTree laying down some truths about assessment data in the classroom. “Don’t take it personally, take action.” 👏🏼
It’s impossible to grow as a teacher, a principal, as an educator, or as a person, unless you are willing to change.
Growth requires change. It requires different ways of thinking, acting, and leading.
You cannot stay the same and succeed in a world that is not the same.
AMAZING conversation about Science of Reading with Paul Thomas & Sherry Sanden
"...what’s happened is the needs of a few have become the driving force of mandates for all children. And that’s really crossing a line that can’t be crossed.”
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Ready, Set, Coteach! (Allyson, John, & Ashley)
5 months ago
It's been a while since we've shared this ⬇ crucial comparison. Are you pushing in or are you #coteaching?
"The students who sit in our seats are not standardized. To truly be equitable, any curriculum we present to our students must honor who they are." @drncgarrett
Relevant Curriculum Is Equitable Curriculum: bit.ly/3uTnH0v 🔒
I hope America will discover that “learning loss” is a myth created out of fear.
What needs to happen as a result of 2020-2021 is a reframing and redefining of education.
A new system that is equitable and accessible to ALL...
Every single one of them!
A simple leadership tip: As the school year concludes, allowing a student to retake an assessment communicates you believe in them and their ability to do better.
I think a lot about unintended messages we send students.
Grading using the mean of scores over time? Growth isn't important.
Not allowing multiple attempts at learning? I don't care if you learn it.
Moving on before a student is ready? I don't think you can learn this.