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  1. bella84 liked Zelda~*'s post in the thread Tips for Reading to Kids? (Specifically elementary kids?).

    You don't have to memorize the book, and it's okay to slip up on word now and then, but, you should read the book as the author wrote...

    Feb 25, 2018 at 8:45 AM
  2. bella84 liked Leaborb192's post in the thread Tips for Reading to Kids? (Specifically elementary kids?).

    Exactly the fact that I'm not sure of how s/he'll read it makes me very nervous. :confused: I dare to say that if s/he reads it any...

    Feb 25, 2018 at 8:45 AM
  3. bella84 liked futuremathsprof's post in the thread Tips for Reading to Kids? (Specifically elementary kids?).

    I’m confused by this post. Read the book word for word with prosody. (Don't be monotonous and be expressive.) Model how to read to...

    Feb 25, 2018 at 8:43 AM
  4. bella84 replied to the thread Letter of Resignation-Contract Not Renewed.

    I've worked at one school where staff was asked to fill out a form indicating plans for the next school year. However, I was still...

    Feb 24, 2018 at 9:39 PM
  5. bella84 liked Sarah Tygert's post in the thread How do you know if you're cut out for this?.

    Where's your heart at? Do you want to teach? Why? Those are the questions that, to me, answers whether you're in the right place or...

    Feb 24, 2018 at 9:18 PM
  6. bella84 liked waterfall's post in the thread Teaching in a Charter School.

    I absolutely would not do it. I've heard too many horror stories. I had a similar thought when I first graduated- not my first choice,...

    Feb 24, 2018 at 9:13 PM
  7. bella84 liked Caesar753's post in the thread Principal walkthrough when I had a sub.

    A principal can do a walkthrough whenever he wants, but I really doubt that he can use what he sees for evaluation purposes if you're...

    Feb 24, 2018 at 8:58 PM
  8. bella84 replied to the thread Tips for Reading to Kids? (Specifically elementary kids?).

    Definitely read the book verbatim. I don't understand how just reading the book is "wing(ing) it".

    Feb 24, 2018 at 8:56 PM
  9. bella84 liked miss-m's post in the thread Tips for Reading to Kids? (Specifically elementary kids?).

    Read a page or two WORD FOR WORD, then model your own thinking. "Wow, it seems like Louis is _______ (interrupting a lot, having a hard...

    Feb 24, 2018 at 8:54 PM
  10. bella84 liked Leaborb192's post in the thread Tips for Reading to Kids? (Specifically elementary kids?).

    o_O As an elementary teacher and current reading specialist I hold that if you're going to read to children you need to actually READ to...

    Feb 24, 2018 at 8:53 PM
  11. bella84 liked Leaborb192's post in the thread Tips for Reading to Kids? (Specifically elementary kids?).

    I say kids are kids are kids! I would first lay down some expectations for behavior during the reading. If it's a book they already...

    Feb 24, 2018 at 8:52 PM
  12. bella84 liked Odradek's post in the thread Depressed and Not Sure What to Do.

    First, I appreciate this post very much, and I thank you for your candor. This kind of honesty is sometimes lacking in a profession as...

    Feb 24, 2018 at 8:41 PM
  13. bella84 liked anna9868's post in the thread Do you ever want to just stop caring?.

    I worked for 9 years in schools. preschool to High school, mostly subbing, even subbing at daycares and special needs preschools....

    Feb 24, 2018 at 8:38 PM
  14. bella84 liked Leaborb192's post in the thread Do you ever want to just stop caring?.

    And now that they're starting to see that fewer students are studying education, that system is going to bite them! Teachers are...

    Feb 24, 2018 at 8:37 PM
  15. bella84 replied to the thread Small group vs whole group.

    At my school, students are expected to engage in independent reading while the teacher meets with the small group. I'm not sure we'd...

    Feb 24, 2018 at 8:31 PM
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