Category Archives: Melody’s Daily Blog

Think Through Math and Data Walls

Panhandle friends, A couple of things have kept me busy this week.  I spent Monday afternoon at a training session for Think Through Math presented by Emily Robertson.  I enjoyed spending time with the teachers from Boise City and Hardesty … Continue reading

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Flexibility

Flexibility.  Flexibility is such a little word but what a powerful one.  Last week reminded me once again how vital it is for all people, but especially teachers, to have flexibility.  Sometimes this seems like a contradiction for teachers because … Continue reading

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Total Participation Techniques

I talked to a group of teachers about Total Participation Techniques (TPT) last week.  You might know this by a different name, but it is all about getting every student in your class to be engaged during the lesson.  There … Continue reading

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LETRS Training

Kimmy and I will be in OKC for training through Friday. Early literacy mastery is such a necessity for students to be successful in their later school careers. Our trainer has been fabulous, and I have learned so much about … Continue reading

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Sample Tasks from PARCC

PARCC—Sample Tasks and Items The information is here!! Sample items and tasks many teachers have been asking about have been posted.  Kimmy and I have been promising this information was coming soon, and  it is here today.  Yeah!! PARCC released … Continue reading

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Meeting More Teachers!!

It’s been a busy two days!  Monday, I spent some time with Straight Elementary teachers talking about Common Core and answering questions.  We discussed the importance of Building Academic Vocabulary, and we navigated the SDE website until we found it!  … Continue reading

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Quote about CCSS

This quote comes from an article in an NASSP journal.  I wish I were so gifted with words! “ The CCSS are not our greatest challenge. Standards, by themselves, will do nothing to raise student achievement. Schools and teachers raise … Continue reading

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