And so it begins — a New School Year – #readilearn — Norah Colvin

Teachers around Australia are already thinking about how they will organise their classrooms to maximise learning when the new school year begins at the end of January. They are as excited as the children with hopes and expectations of a successful and enjoyable school year. To ensure a rewarding year, it is important to begin […]

And so it begins — a New School Year – #readilearn — Norah Colvin

About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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27 Responses to And so it begins — a New School Year – #readilearn — Norah Colvin

  1. beetleypete says:

    Your kids have the best champion anyone could ever hope for. You.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. Hope this new academic session will be full of excitement and learning…!!
    .
    In India, new academic session will begin in April. We, too, are excited.

  3. petespringerauthor says:

    God bless the world’s teachers, for they are helping to empower children to become our future leaders. Part of the joy of blogging for me is to talk with other teachers across the country/world. I know Norah is one of those committed people who make a difference.

  4. Norah says:

    Thank you for sharing my post, Jennie. It means a lot to me. I like the way you placed Rita’s TED talk at the top. It’s a fantastic talk.

  5. I loved this video, Jennie. I believe every word of it. Thanks to Norah for sharing it with you.

    • Jennie says:

      I am SO glad you watched the video, Marlene. Thank you! It speaks volumes, doesn’t it? Thank goodness Norah shared it. ❤️

      • I’m going to pop over there as soon as my eye heals a bit more. Had laser surgery and can finally see again. It’s still sore though so screen time is minimal right now. Thought I was going blind for awhile! I’ll be catching up soon.

      • Jennie says:

        That must have been very, very scary! Hubby has macular degeneration, so I have the greatest appreciation for eyesight. Thank goodness you had surgery and are okay. Let me know when you watch the video. It is you, and it is me.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    I watched this talk some time back and loved it. My husband talks about schools where the teachers put all the kids’ names on the board and then see who has a connection with each one. They include the kitchen workers, bus drivers and school crossing guards. When they are done they look at the kids who have no connections and each child gets someone to pay her/him special attention. (away from the kids of course)

    • Jennie says:

      What a great idea! Your husband’s schools had it nailed. I think ‘admin’ would actually have time for doing this if there wasn’t so much testing and standards to meet. When there is paperwork, children are the ones who suffer. I’m glad you loved the video!

  7. This is wonderful, Jennie. Your posts always make me feel so positive. Hugs on the wing!

  8. Yes, definitely a positive impact. Thank you Jennie! Enjoy your week, and i am sure you have fun every day! Michael

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