Monthly Archives: January 2018

Quotations on Teaching

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
( “Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.”                                                                              Aristotle ? ( “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”                                                                             Malala Yousafzai ? ( “Share…

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Einstein, and Why He is My Hero

Jim Trelease sent me Einstein’s quote, “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”  Jim knew this would strike me, and it did.  All that I do in teaching is centered on creativity.  And of course fun is essential in order to make … Continue reading

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Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives -The Best Book, Every Year by Jennie Fitzkee

Thank you, Sally. This post is the heart of my teaching young children. Reading aloud chapter books, especially Charlotte’s Web, makes a world of difference.

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The magic of storytelling

Originally posted on Norah Colvin:
Telling stories to and with young children has many benefits. Including other things, it helps to develop: relationships with the storyteller and other listeners language – vocabulary, language structure, imagery understanding of narrative structure as…

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Yet.  It’s a word I use often at school with children.  When they try hard and struggle, and say, “I can’t”, I add the word “yet”.  A child might not be able to do it just now, but with practice … Continue reading

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Quotations on Character

Originally posted on charles french words reading and writing:
( “Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage, you can’t practice any other virtue consistently.”                      …

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Book Bears, and Reading Aloud

My library reading group is Book Bears.  We read a book each month, and I host the discussion.  These are mostly second graders, eager to read.  We have a full and lively house, until…  Let me back up.  Many things … Continue reading

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