Teachers Become a Community of Learners

When each school in her district was required to convene a literacy team, Karen Casto, then principal of Penn Valley Elementary School, saw it as an opportunity for the whole school to learn together about reading. So, rather than selecting just a few individuals to be on the team, she asked all classroom teachers to participate.
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Guest Teacher Handbook

After you’ve been teaching for even a little while, you’ll probably find yourself in this situation: You’ll be attending a reading workshop tomorrow. Today, you talk with your students about how they…
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Teachers Learn from Visiting Each Other’s Morning Meetings

"Good morning, friendly learners. Today we have a visitor joining us for Morning Meeting!” This is an announcement that students hear frequently when they begin their Morning Meeting at School 14. Every…
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