Timely Tidbits from Janet and Marianne
“A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark.”
Ancient Chinese Proverb
We encourage you to check the STC website for upcoming courses that we hope will be of interest.
A tip from “Boosting Your Practice” by Sheila Banks and Teaching channel.org:
“GET TIMELY: Does it take you hours on end to grade papers? A smart colleague of mine told me that she allocates a certain amount of time for grading each paper and sets a timer. She is more efficient because she does not get hung up on one paper, or lose focus, while grading.”
STC BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
The Reading Strategies Book: Your EVERYTHING GUIDE to Developing Skilled Readers
by Jennifer Serravallo
This book contains 300 strategies in support of 13 crucial goals. Each strategy is one page long, and includes titles such as: “Summarizing What’s Most Essential”, “Keep Your Eyes and Mind in the Book”, and “What Can Characters Teach Us?”
BECAUSE DIGITAL WRITING MATTERS: Improving Student Writing in Online and Multimedia Environments - This is a National Writing Project with Danielle Nicole DeVoss,
Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, and Troy Hicks.
“Based on case studies, interviews with educational professionals, and a decade’s worth of research, Because Digital Writing Matters offers proven strategies to equip students with the communications skills that will enable them to thrive in our information-rich, high-speed, high-tech culture.”
We wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving and a joyful holiday season.
Janet, Marianne, and Vanessa
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