I’ve been pen pals with my second grade teacher for more than 20 years. As my favorite teacher in elementary school, she inspired both my love of horses, and more importantly, my love of writing. She has always been an inspiring source in my life, and I wouldn’t be where I am without her caring influence. She’s an example of the lifelong dedication great teachers have to inspire their students even after they have moved out of the classroom.
With the implementation of the Common Core standards into my daily instruction, I have found my instruction is more targeted and purposeful. Because I teach 6th grade, the majority of my language arts lesson plans and resources are CCSS aligned for grades 4 through 8.While I have created tools for lower level readers due to the diverse levels of my student learners, I find based on DRAs, DIBELs, MAP testing, and other progress monitoring tools, my students are building their ELA skills in the range of grades 4-8....more
What started as a sweet inside joke between me and my mom grew into something much larger. My friends started texting me how they loved seeing my outfits, and when I changed the privacy settings on my Instagram and made it public, I suddenly had a slew of fashionistas (and teachers) liking my posts and following me.
Ode To The Drama TeacherAnd as you stand there: AghastBecause we’re three days from Opening Night andAdo Annie still doesn’t know her lines andThe Dream Ballet is a Nightmare andThe Light Board Op just got Detention…Let us now praise You.You, the Permanently Fatigued.You, the Loyal-to-the-Point-of-Self-Neglect.You, the Keeper of a Thousand-and-Eleventeen Secret Dreams.You are the one who makes it all Look So Easy....more
I crafted today. Well, ok that's probably overstating. I bought things and arranged it. You see the picture. I hit this out of the park. I mean for my first try. I saw the jar gift ideas on Pinterest and I loved them to bits, so I decided that was the thing I needed to do for my daughter's preschool teachers....more
f you follow me on Instagram (jwarrenauthor), then you might have seen my post this week about mom guilt. That was due to a parent teacher conference that I had via phone with my son’s preschool teacher. The conversation turned into a “Is he ready for Kindergarten?” bit with the teacher saying all sorts of comments such as: ...more
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