Can I Get a Tow? Relating to Students with LD

Can I Get a Tow? Relating to Students with LD

What do I write in my blog?

I heard this comment in seminar yesterday, and my response is “whatever you want to share with the group.”  Most of you mentioned that you want seminar to be a supportive community, so the blog is a place to share concerns, feelings, teaching tips, questions, classroom management ideas, successes, etc.   The blog can be a place for “the on-going ‘conversations’ about meaningful issues…” as noted in the Conceptual Framework.

Teacher grants

Capital Educators Federal Credit Union has a teach grant program, awarding three monthly $750 grants to teachers.  Check out the application at www.CapEdfcu.org.  There is also a financial literacy site at http://fly.capedfcu.org.  Education alumna, Bekah Rynearson, was awarded a $10,000 grant for technology at Washington Elementary by INL.

Check out voicethread.com   which is an interesting site for teachers of writing.

Teacher Blog

Jan Brett website

Jan Brett’s website has links to webquests, art activities, etc.  I recommend this link to elementary teachers:  www.janbrett.com

The Book Whisperer Blog

Here’s another blog for those interested in literature for children and young adults.  The “Book Whisperer” shares her favorite books as well strategies for engaging middle level readers.  I always find a new title/author to check out, and I love Donalyn Miller’s passion for reading.  See http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/book_whisperer.

Children’s Literature

Neil Gaiman, author of this year’s Newberry Award for Graveyard, has an interesting blog at http://journal.neilgaiman.com/  He is also the author of Coraline which recently came out as a movie.  I recommend his works for middle level readers.  Who could resist the story of a boy raised ghosts, ghouls, and werewolves?

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