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Posts Made By: WGReading
Board: BusyBoard 03-22-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By WGReading
What about becoming a school librarian? Our...

What about becoming a school librarian? Our librarians are considered teacher specialists. In our building they see each class once a week, so the librarian is prepping one lesson per grade per week....
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-17-2019, 05:33 PM
Replies: 17
 
Posted By WGReading
Kathleen Kent is a good author for historical...

Kathleen Kent is a good author for historical fiction. I really like The Heretic's Daughter.

I also like almost everything Geraldine Brooks has written. "March" and "Year of Wonders" are my...
Board: National Board Certification 03-13-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By WGReading
I took lots of videos and tried out different...

I took lots of videos and tried out different angles using my phone, an iPad and a camcorder.

The 2 videos I ended up submitted were filmed on a camcorder.
I work with small groups only and had...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 03-10-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By WGReading
I watched Leaving Neverland. I've been a big fan...

I watched Leaving Neverland. I've been a big fan of Wade Robson for a long time and was familiar with the news media reports about him denying abuse and then "changing his story". Like others said,...
Board: The VENT 03-10-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
 
Posted By WGReading
Currently employed teachers with a continuing...

Currently employed teachers with a continuing contract get preference for positions based on seniority. So if you are teaching on a continuing contract (as opposed to a 1 year contract, which they...
Board: The VENT 03-08-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 10
 
Posted By WGReading
Does your district have a safety administrator? ...

Does your district have a safety administrator?

Something broke with the pipes for heat in my room over winter break last year and flooded my room with gallons of anti-freeze. At first they were...
Board: National Board Certification 03-07-2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By WGReading
To me, they are making a judgement ("best...

To me, they are making a judgement ("best describes") and are defending their position, which would make the writing argumentative/opinion.

If they are describing the main character using text...
Board: National Board Certification 03-06-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By WGReading
Be as specific and thorough as you can. The more...

Be as specific and thorough as you can. The more evidence you provide that you have knowledge of your student's abilities, the more evidence you have to support a score of 3 or 4.

They give you...
Board: National Board Certification 02-28-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
 
Posted By WGReading
I'm in WA, which has one of the highest NBCT...

I'm in WA, which has one of the highest NBCT bonuses, but there have been other benefits. Certified EMC Literacy 2017

I felt the process was really valuable because it forced me to look closely at...
Board: National Board Certification 02-28-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By WGReading
I personally think that sounds like a great...

I personally think that sounds like a great adjustment.
Board: National Board Certification 02-24-2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By WGReading
I'm certified EMC Lit and can try to help. =) ...

I'm certified EMC Lit and can try to help. =)

What are you second guessing yourself about?
Board: National Board Certification 02-22-2019, 05:10 PM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By WGReading
One of my videos was a small group discussion and...

One of my videos was a small group discussion and activity to summarize paragraphs of a text. The groups used sentence strips for each sentence summary and then compiled them on a pocket chart to...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-21-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 16
 
Posted By WGReading
I don't think I would even notice most likely. ...

I don't think I would even notice most likely.
I had a co-worker that I felt like I worked well with who left our school last year and stirred up some drama before she left. She is in another school...
Board: The VENT 02-21-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
 
Posted By WGReading
I think if it is common practice in the district...

I think if it is common practice in the district to contact the current principal, you might as well list him/her on your reference list. In my district, it would be a red flag to not have the...
Board: National Board Certification 02-21-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
 
Posted By WGReading
I'm home with a sick child today and was up a lot...

I'm home with a sick child today and was up a lot of the night, so forgive me if this seems a little incoherent!

When you say "Accomplishments", where is that in the C4 directions or prompts? I...
Board: Special Education 02-20-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
 
Posted By WGReading
Read Naturally has lots of times when a teacher...

Read Naturally has lots of times when a teacher or adult need to be present to check the student out on the reading and questions. There is a game the students can play while they wait for the...
Board: National Board Certification 02-20-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
 
Posted By WGReading
I can't speak to the content, but as a reading...

I can't speak to the content, but as a reading specialist I was limited in my choices for group make up. I used a small group video with my oldest and closest to grade level students, and a 1:1 video...
Board: Special Education 02-18-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
 
Posted By WGReading
What grade are the students in? When I taught...

What grade are the students in?
When I taught 2nd grade I did an author study of Kevin Henkes books and used some of the texts as mentor texts for writer's workshop. He has written so many great...
Board: The VENT 02-18-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 23
 
Posted By WGReading
Like other people have said, it doesn't come off...

Like other people have said, it doesn't come off as a recommendation letter. It is more like a professional reference. I know sometimes legally references can only verify employment, so maybe that is...
Board: National Board Certification 02-18-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
 
Posted By WGReading
I had a very similar C4 situation when I...

I had a very similar C4 situation when I certified: EMC Literacy, lots of leader/collaborator/family partner possibilities, Title 1 with high ELL population.

What is your identified Professional...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-18-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 20
 
Posted By WGReading
Chico's online www.chicos.com Most of their...

Chico's online www.chicos.com

Most of their pants have stretch like the Amanda. They have a style called the Traveler Pant that resists wrinkles. I just checked and if you order online you'd have...
Board: National Board Certification 02-18-2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
 
Posted By WGReading
There is info in the general instructions about...

There is info in the general instructions about how the students and lessons can overlap. I can't remember exactly what they say, but it is spelled out in detail.
Board: The VENT 02-16-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
 
Posted By WGReading
I'm a half time reading specialist and half time...

I'm a half time reading specialist and half time instructional coach, and it makes me so sad that so many of you have had crappy (or minimally trained) coaches!

Kahluablast, I don't know if you...
Board: National Board Certification 02-16-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
 
Posted By WGReading
Follow the question prompts in the written...

Follow the question prompts in the written commentary and pull evidence from your entire lesson - including what may have happened before or after the actual filmed part.

One step I took to help...
Board: Teachers' Lounge 02-16-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 30
 
Posted By WGReading
1 - I don't think I've met anyone truly famous....

1 - I don't think I've met anyone truly famous. In nerdy teacher circles, I've met pretty famous literacy educators at different conferences, but that doesn't really count.

2 - 2 late starts, 5...



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