Summer Reading using VTR: Sentence-Phrase-Word

Reading nonfiction. Close reading of nonfiction. How do we annotate the text, look for patterns, and ask questions to engage deeply when reading? Tracking content using imagery, color, word pictures and typography can change the way you understand information and also dramatically increase your level of knowledge and retention. (Brown, n. pag.) How do we engage with … Continue reading Summer Reading using VTR: Sentence-Phrase-Word

Summer Reading 2015 – Choices and VTR

How do we learn and grow when we are apart? We workshop, plan, play, rest, and read to name just a few of our actions and strategies. We make a commitment to read and learn every summer.  Below is the Summer Reading flyer announcing the choices for this summer.  We will use the Visible Thinking … Continue reading Summer Reading 2015 – Choices and VTR

Summer Reading 2014 debrief: learner choice and voice (part 1)

We know student-learners need and deserve differentiated learning opportunities.  Don’t all learners?  How do we model learner choice? As a team of 150 learners charged with a responsibility of developing and maintaining a learning community for ourselves and the 650 children that we love and care for, we read and learn over the summer.  As we … Continue reading Summer Reading 2014 debrief: learner choice and voice (part 1)

Summer Reading 2014 – Themes and Choices

As a team of 150 learners charged with a responsibility of developing and maintaining a learning community for ourselves and the 640 children that we love and care for, how do we learn and grow when we are apart? We workshop, plan, play, rest, and read to name just a few of our actions and … Continue reading Summer Reading 2014 – Themes and Choices

Our choices: Summer Reading 2013 – The Art of Questioning

My previous post, Summer Reading 2013 – Flyer and Choices, describes our summer reading plan and choices.  We offer choice of book and choice of platform, when available.  Here’s what and how we selected to read: 29% – The Falconer: What We Wish We Had Learned in School by Grant Lichtman 29% – To Sell Is Human: The Surprising … Continue reading Our choices: Summer Reading 2013 – The Art of Questioning

Summer Reading 2013 – Flyer and Choices

How do we model learner choice? We know student-learners need and deserve differentiated learning opportunities.  Don’t all learners? Last year, the teaching faculty read Cathy Davidson’s Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn, and the administrative faculty and staff read Seth Godin’s Linchpin: Are … Continue reading Summer Reading 2013 – Flyer and Choices

Summer PD: Day 1 Make Sense; Persevere

Summer Literacy and Mathematics Professional Learning June 5-9, 2017 Day 1 – Make Sense and Persevere Jill Gough and Becky Holden Today’s focus and essential learning: We want all mathematicians to be able to say: I can make sense of tasks and persevere in solving them. (but… what if I can’t?) Great teachers lead us … Continue reading Summer PD: Day 1 Make Sense; Persevere

Summer Learning 2017 – Choices and VTR – here’s the data

In a previous post, Summer Learning 2017 – Flyer and Choices, I describe our summer learning plans and choices.  We make a commitment to read and learn every summer.  This year, in addition to books and a stream of TED talks, Voices of Diversity, we offer the opportunity to read children’s literature and design learning intentions around character and values. Here’s the data on what … Continue reading Summer Learning 2017 – Choices and VTR – here’s the data

Summer Learning 2017 – Choices and VTR

How do we learn and grow when we are apart? We workshop, plan, play, rest, and read to name just a few of our actions and strategies. We make a commitment to read and learn every summer.  This year, in addition to books and a stream of TED talks, Voices of Diversity, we offer the opportunity to read children’s literature and … Continue reading Summer Learning 2017 – Choices and VTR

Summer Learning 2016 – Choices and VTR

How do we learn and grow when we are apart? We workshop, plan, play, rest, and read to name just a few of our actions and strategies. We make a commitment to read and learn every summer.  This year, we take a slightly broader approach to our Summer Reading Learning menu by adding two streams of … Continue reading Summer Learning 2016 – Choices and VTR