Mindset

The Power of Yet (for Teachers)

As teachers, we encourage our students to embrace a growth mindset and to use the word “yet” when talking about deficits. But what about us teachers? When learning about a new idea, there are times when we instantly shut it down saying why it would never work in our classroom. I’m guilty of this, but… Continue reading The Power of Yet (for Teachers)

Teaching Strategies

Using Google Forms for Formative Reading Activities

This summer I attended a CARLA summer institute that allowed me to explore different apps that can be used for formative and summative assessments.  When exploring applications and website for assessing interpretive reading, Google Forms was my main focus. Usually when I have students complete a reading activity, they complete it on paper and are… Continue reading Using Google Forms for Formative Reading Activities