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First day of class: Meet Your Teacher

Most teachers, I’m sure, make sure to leave time during the first class to take student questions, primarily about the syllabus and the shape of the course ahead. But it’s worth underlining the importance of student involvement right from the start, letting them know that your desire to hear their questions and concerns is not just a superficial courtesy (“Any questions? OK then…). Here’s a way to encourage students to take ownership of the course. After a brief introduction, distribute the…

Writers Workshop / Student Conferencing "Deli-Style" - Classroom Management

Welcome to Kenn Nesbitt's poetry playground,, where you will find lots of funny poems and poetry books for children, games, contests, lessons, discussion forums, and journals, plus a rhyming dictionary, funny poetry podcast, videos, school visit information and lots more.

This is an awesome blog for mini-lesson ideas for reading workshops. Mini-lessons are important components of reading workshops because they model the skills teachers want their students to acquire and practice.