Engaging Students in Learning, Growing and Developing Professionally

The Student Agency Continuum

In reading John Spencer', EMPOWER: What happens when students own their own learning - I take a brief moment to reflect on what he calls the Student Agency Continuum. Growing up K-12 my experience on the student agency continuum was a combination of compliance, engagement, and empowerment depending on the teacher and subject. As an… Continue reading The Student Agency Continuum

Resources for Students

What I Read: Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

Image: Amazon.com During the month of November, I had the opportunity to read Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling. This was my middle school teachers' reading group selection. I am so glad that they introduced me to this authentic book ! I was captured by the story-line from the moment… Continue reading What I Read: Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus by Dusti Bowling

Activities and Assignments, Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources, Designing Coherent Instruction, Engaging Students in Learning, Learning Activities, Resources for Students, Resources to Extend Content Knowledge

What I Read: Refugee by Alan Gratz

Over the last few nights, I have had the pleasure of listening (for free) to Alan Gratz's audiobook Refugee on my Epic app. I heard of both his book and the app for educators while listening to a Scholastic podcast, On Our Minds hosted by Suzanne McCabe Scholastic Editor-at-Large. I had a difficult time shutting off the reading each night, as I heard the… Continue reading What I Read: Refugee by Alan Gratz

Engaging Students in Learning

How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman

In this fiction picture book, How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World, Marjorie Priceman takes you on a world-wide adventure in order to make an exquisite apple pie. In the story, a girl wants to make an apple pie. Easy, go down to the market with your recipe and pick up the… Continue reading How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman