SJCOE Common Core Summer Institute: We’re All In This Together!

Socrative, Number Talks, Reciprocal Reading, Meta-Cog Logs, Mathography prompts, PLCs and the Common Core Standards. All these ideas and more were shared with 500 teachers, administrators and district personnel at … Continue Reading →


Is A Picture Worth A Thousand Words?

Like most teachers, I have a large collection of writing prompts.  Some come from curriculum publishers and relate to what we are working on at the time; some come from … Continue Reading →


Check Out “Teacher Geek is Common Core Chic” in Monterey this February!

The next opportunity to hear about “Teacher Geek is Chic” in person will be Saturday, February 9, 2013, at CSU Monterey Bay.  The California Subject Matters Project (CSMP) will be … Continue Reading →


Online Resources for Teachers

It’s been a busy time at my school with report cards and conferences and days off.  Here are some quick links to some great online resources for my techie teacher … Continue Reading →


Glogster.EDU Interactive Posters Showcase Reading Comprehension Skills

With Common Core Standards fast approacing, students will be asked more and more to write out responses rather than simply answer multiple-choice questions.  While this is excellent for higher-level thinking, … Continue Reading →