Building Relationships in the Virtual Classroom

When most people think of virtual learning, it's not uncommon for images of boredom to come to mind. As educators during the COVID-19 pandemic, we're being thrust into the world of e-learning headfirst.  It's a daunting world that may seem so different than in-person instruction for a lot of us, but I promise quality connections … Continue reading Building Relationships in the Virtual Classroom

Morning Meeting: Creating a Community of Learners

Circle time isn't just for kindergarten anymore. My students start out each day in a large circle getting to know one another through discussions and activities.  Does it take away from my ELA and Math instruction?  Yes.  Is it worth it?  Absolutely.  I attended a conference last February and decided last minute to go to a … Continue reading Morning Meeting: Creating a Community of Learners