The Green Light Hundreds Chart (Free Resource with Instructional Ideas)

I see that 3,700 visitors have viewed “The Animated Multiplication Table.”  The combination of a ready-to-use resource coupled with instructional ideas drew some attention.  That resource was downloaded by many educators, and I quickly heard the stories of how it was used … Continue reading The Green Light Hundreds Chart (Free Resource with Instructional Ideas)

The Parent’s Story of the Child

Your potential effectiveness as a teacher to each student will continually increase throughout the year. Why? Because you have the opportunity to better understand each child as the school year unfolds.  You see opportunities to differentiate across the classroom, and you wonder how to make it happen – and you strive to find ways to meet the needs of each student.   In short, you begin to understand each child’s story – at least the classroom version of the story.   But, do you know the parents’ story of the child?   That is the powerful backstory of each child that … Continue reading The Parent’s Story of the Child