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Time to Teach

     Time to Teach is a show for teachers, hosted by a real teacher. It is a show for those enthusiastic about education. In this show I share tips, suggestions, and advice on all aspects of teaching. In addition, you'll hear students and educators share their views, perspectives, and ideas. From the first year teacher to the seasoned principal, this show is perfect for anyone passionate about education, and interested in continuing to grow as an educator. Go ahead and buckle up, because teaching can get bumpy, but it's always worth it. 

Feb 17, 2019

E70 In today's episode, I discuss informal running records (reading records). Our school expects us to formally assess reading three times a year by using Fountas and Pinnell, and I used to formally assess as well whenever I suspected a student had moved up a level. However, now we are being advised to only perform a...

Feb 10, 2019

E69 In today's episode I talk all about proficiency scales. I explain a little about what they, and how our school uses them. Listen to find out more about proficiency scales and how you can use them too. 


Show Notes 

0:00 Intro 

0:52 Show intro 

3:53 Episode topic begins

40:08 Wins And Fails Segment 

44:39 Show wrap...

Feb 3, 2019

E68 In today's episode I discuss how to incorporate physical movement into learning. Physical movement is not only great for energetic kids, but wonderful for increasing the different senses involved in learning. Listen to find out how to include more physical movement in your lessons. 


Show Notes

0:00 Intro 


Dec 23, 2018

Announcement: We are officially on winter break until February. However, I've also taken this opportunity to share what I do in my classroom on the last day before winter break. Listen to find out how I celebrate the holidays with my class without turning it into a movie and popcorn session. 


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Dec 9, 2018

E67 In today's episode, I explain my new approach to Math Workshop. Our math hour was proving the most difficult hour in my classroom, and I had to change things up. Listen to find out what I've changed, and what I am doing differently. 


Show Notes 

0:00 Intro 

0:49 Episode Intro 

2:58 Episode topic begins

31:31 Wins...