Author: Shannon Carey

Getting Personal with Flexible Pacing

When I was teaching, I made it personal. I saw every student as a unique individual who needed a personalized approach. It wouldn’t have been fair to my students if I didn’t. After all, how we learn and what we are interested in... Read More

Tips for the Start of the School Year

✅ Decorate your classroom and organize supplies. ✅ Write lesson plans. ✅ Decide how to build relationships. ✅ Check your technology. ✅ Establish routines and procedures. ✅ Connect and collaborate with... Read More

Resource Spotlight: Get On Your Feet

Picture three classrooms. In one classroom, students are involved in a lab experiment. In another classroom, students are quietly and individually annotating a novel as they read. In another classroom, students are dancing to... Read More

Get to know the Learning Skills that help students COMMUNICATE

At last, we arrive at our final category of Learning Skills: Communicate! Check out the first 3 if you haven’t already seen them: Explore, Analyze, and Reason. Communicate includes the following Learning Skills: ... Read More

Get to know the Learning Skills that help students REASON

In our last two posts we focused on strategies and activities to help students build skills as they Explore and Analyze.  In this post we focus on a third category of skills, Reason, which includes the following Learning... Read More

Get to know the Learning Skills that help students ANALYZE

In our last post we focused on strategies and activities to support students build skills as they Explore. Those Learning Skills include Establish Meaning, Ask Questions, and Investigate.  In this post we focus on a second... Read More

Get to know the Learning Skills that help students EXPLORE

When you think of your time in school, as a student, what comes to mind? Is it what you learned? Or how you learned it and what you did?  These days I can’t tell you the first thing about Calculus, or anything about Chemistry.... Read More

Resource Spotlight: Active Reading Bookmark

Don't Spoil It. Let Them Build Skills! I clicked through the PowerPoint….and wow. Beautiful images. Fun fonts, great colors. Cool slide transitions. All the information seemed to be accurate. And it included a lot: author... Read More