Being an ally to Students with test anxiety is not something that a lot of teachers think about. Many don’t even think that test anxiety is even a problem inside the classroom, many students who suffer from it are encouraged to go seek help from the special needs coordinator who can provide extra help in… Continue reading How to be an ally to __________Students!
As a part of the Teacher as Ally Project I have to choose a group of students to focus on being an ally to. I chose to be an ally to students with Test Anxiety. I personally struggle with test anxiety and I wanted to look into being an ally for students who also struggle… Continue reading Helping __________Students!
Becoming an Ally: Interviews Becoming an ally for my students has always been the goal. I had several teachers who were allies to me as a student and I always wondered how they became so amazing as people. So I took the opprotunity to ask a few of my friends who their allies were. Miriam… Continue reading Becoming an Ally: Interviews
Connections. I only ever made any with the teachers that I felt were accessible to me. My teachers always kept their doors open and that meant that their room was open to study, vent, chat, and ask questions of them after class, during office hours, lunch, or even after school. As such that meant that… Continue reading Open Doors
For my first badge I learned how to become an advocate for my students and fellow teachers on issues that not only affect them but myself as well. As a part of the parameters for this assignment, I also created an Advocacy Action Plan, on an issue near and dear to my heart, Test Anxiety.… Continue reading Reflecting on Advocacy
For those of us who understand the evils of the No Child Left Behind act we are constantly wondering what is being done to amend this? Well we are getting a revision of the NCLB with the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. Going into detail on this matter would take longer than I have… Continue reading Essa: What are people saying and how?
“All teachers are teachers of literacy…” As teachers we all have varying fields of expertise, Math, Science, English, History, etc. In each of these subjects, students must learn to read, speak, and write. The varying nature of these subjects requires different approaches to literacy in terms of vocabulary, writing style, speaking style, and obviously content.… Continue reading Teaching literacy