"Gathering information and seeing examples and how it is used will help us to envision what it could look like in our district. I am glad to hear Northfield has varied it according to grade levels. Although I use the Realtime Gradebook, I…"
"I agree, students need more time to run and play (recess). They are asked to sit and attend for a long amount of time in the classroom. I do take recess away and like others find it is the same students and the ones who probably need it the most. I…"
"Differentiate instruction, something we have been working on to get the most from our students. What happens when other students want to stand or whatever when I know they don't need to, they just want to? I am not against allowing students to…"
"I felt I was being preached to that I lost my way. Chapter 2 talks about my expectations and belief that I can if I belive that I can (simply put). I feel I do have expectations and that I can help my children make progress. I also agree that we…"
"I agree with your thoughts on reflection. It does not always have to be formal. Everytime we "pick a colleagues brain" about something or ask "how do you approach that lesson?", we are reflecting. I also would like the…"
"It is a good start but didn't Canada find that even by preschool they were already behind? I think Canada's point was there is a lot more than quality of education that children need to close the gap between the "privileged" and…"
"When I read the part about Canada wanting to change everything from the neighborhood attitudes to "promising success", 2 things struck me. The parents he had signing up for the lottery wanted and valued an education and were willing to…"
"I like the addition of a seperate line for the topic sentence. I would not use "it sounds like they are telling someone a story". I
"Iused what I learned in writing and grammar"...should that be more specific? Should we narrow…"