Today marks day ☝🏽 of Black History Month. I challenge you to honor Black History month that tells the true history of Black people AND honor the excellence. Honor the existence in before slavery. Honor the existence in spite of racism. Honor the excellence in spite of lack of recognition. Honor the history in spite … Continue reading Black History Month
Starting Black History Month with studying Born on the Water is the move! This book is written and illustrated by @nikolehannahjones @nikkolas_smith and Renee Watson! The words in this book are not only so powerful, but the illustrations are so lovely and just as powerful as well. It is just what is needed to continue … Continue reading Black History Month: The Jump Off ✨
Data talks can be a place where stress heightens. At least I know it was for me as a teacher. I hated them. I would rather look at my data myself—until I had a dream team that collaborated, discussed, shared strategies and talked data together! It changed the game for me! Here are some tips … Continue reading Make Data Talks Less Stressful!
Yes, we can teach standards with mentor texts. Of course, please, align them and use them purposefully and intentionally in your planning. You know, I’m an instructional coach so, I’m like, yes, do that. [continue reading] However, use of mentor texts like picture books (at any level), poetry, essays, excerpts of essays, multimedia sources, speeches, … Continue reading What are you truly using mentor texts for?