When you use mentor texts in your teaching, you have at your fingertips concrete examples of craft techniques and conventions to refer to during your mini-lessons, small group lessons and writing conferences. (continue reading)
Catch up on the Marilyn Burns Slow Twitter Chat. Watch video clips of math interviews and share your thinking of what is happening either in the blog comments or on Twitter using #ListeningToLearn. (continue reading)
Sometimes the things that we have to do become tradition, and as tradition ages sometimes those practices do not serve all children. Sometimes we have to change an established way of doing things in order to better serve our kids.