Archive for September 3rd, 2010

Just like when we teach students, we built upon our successes with literacy work stations. From there, we learned how to teach with math work stations, too! As I talked about how to get started, I used the analogy of a cake with layers. One of the teachers is starting a new business, baking cakes, and brought one in for tasting. (Yum! I think she will be very successful!) I pointed to the cake and explained that the first 4-6 weeks of school are like the first layer of the cake. After it has been established, layer on small group instruction. A delicious lesson!

Teachers charted and shared successes they had with literacy work stations last year

We used a cake as an analogy for "layering" on small group instruction once stations are established (a delicious example!)

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