Look what was posted on the Stenhouse website last week! It’s not quite yet available, but click over to the website to order your copy!
There’s still time to register for this year’s institute in Richmond, VA! The first day of the institute, Thursday, Feb. 28, will focus on literacy work stations, and the second day will focus on math work stations.
You will learn how to manage independent learning through work stations, how to use your current core curriculum to plan for and implement meaningful partner practice, how to work smarter as you meet new demands and challenges, and much, much more!
Plus this is your chance to meet and brainstorm with fellow teachers and ask me questions!
Here is another quick preview from my new DVD, Moving into Math Stations, K-2. It’s a tour of a math teacher’s closet where he stores manipulatives. How do you get your math stuff organized?
I am very excited to be able to share a new clip with you from my new math DVD, Moving into Math Work Stations.
In this clip I conduct a whole-group lesson on measuring distance:
I hope you enjoy this preview! If you would like to be notified when the DVD becomes available, visit the Stenhouse website and sign up!
Here are some pictures of the “after” photos of the classroom I set up after school yesterday. As part of the training on small group reading instruction, we looked at how to set up a classroom a la my book, Spaces and Places. One of the teachers there talked to me at the break and explained that she was graduating from college on Friday (this week!) and starting in her first teaching job next Monday. She wondered which space she should focus on setting up first. I always recommend planning classroom spaces on paper before moving any furniture. So, I told her I’d help her for a little bit after class.
We drove several miles to her new school, and the teacher whose class she’s taking over was gracious enough to let us plan and move the furniture. Less than 2 hours later, the new look was taking shape.
I’ve been thinking about and searching for peace after the turbulence of the past few months and came across this poem. I hope it brings you peace, too.
The Peace of Wild Things
By Wendell Berry