4. Professional Hugs
On the February 26th, we wrote about the need to recharge your batteries by revisiting professional books that invigorate and inspire. We also inquired about what you do to reconnect with their vision of great teaching and learning.
3. The Eyes Have It: Vocabulary Instruction Through Images
This post from February 21st, examines an alternative to the traditional practice of asking students to build their word knowledge by pooling their prior knowledge of the word and guessing.
2. What Should Students Read? Independent Reading (Blog Digest, Part 2)
In this February 6th post, our second post in this three-part digest on independent reading, we explore the WHAT of independent reading and the Common Core State Standards.
1. Writing (Blog Digest)
Interestingly, our most popular post from February, like this one, summarizes other posts. This blog, posted on February 13th, compiles our many posts on the topic of teaching writing in the Common Core era.
With 58 tweets, More Than Sparkly was the top tweeted post of February!
More Than Sparkly
In this post we share insights from one of our readers, second-grade teacher Patti Austin, who described the way she introduced close reading to her students by letting them look at her engagement ring under the document camera.