25th Annual Model Schools Conference

Posted by Andrea Barnes - 8 Days Ago

The Model Schools Conference in Nashville is right around the corner. Are you going? If so, come see the HMH Bloggers at the conference. We would love to meet you! 

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Poetry in the Classroom

Posted by Andrea Barnes - 23 Days Ago

April was National Poetry Month! How did you celebrate? This year, in my READ 180 classroom, I spiced things up by hosting a poetry cafe during the first 10 minutes of class. 

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Character Traits Project

Posted by Andrea Barnes - 1 Month and 8 Days Ago

This first activity has been completed by my students for over 28 years! I have no recollection of where this amazing, creative, character trait assignment came from, but it has been enjoyed by all of my many students. 

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Spelling Bee Time of Year

Posted by Andrea Barnes - 1 Month and 19 Days Ago

How to host a school Spelling Bee using vocabulary words from READ 180. 

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Common Goal----Education

Posted by Andrea Barnes - 2 Months and 4 Days Ago

These words that describe a Delta Kappa Gamma Sister also can be used to group READ 180 students. Write the following adjectives on individual helium balloons: Learner, Inspirer, Results Oriented, Thinker, Adaptable, Motivator, Goal Setter. When students walk into the classroom, have them sit at the tables that hold the balloon that best describes them, in their opinion.

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Mark Sanborn Visits My Classroom

Posted by Andrea Barnes - 2 Months and 24 Days Ago

Well, I'm here to tell you that dreams can come true! Guess who came to Cy Creek on February 20th to meet me? Another hint…He has been intrigued on how I am encouraging my district of 114,000 students and over 14,000 staff to become "Freds". He even nicknamed me Fredette! Yes, you are correct in your answer… it was Mark Sanborn from Denver, Colorado, author of The Fred Factor!!

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Hurry and Nominate

Posted by Andrea Barnes - 3 Months and 9 Days Ago

Have you ever been asked this question, “Why haven’t you completed the application?” It won’t take you long! What are you waiting for? Start now. Nominate a student, colleague, or yourself for the 180 Awards! It is a great way to show your appreciation and fondness for the daily hard work you see.

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Posted by Andrea Barnes - 3 Months and 23 Days Ago

READ 180 RED ROUTINES are perfect with every lesson! Get your students writing, reacting, and conversing with every lesson. Here's how to use the IDEA WAVE, THINK (WRITE)-PAIR-SHARE, and NUMBERED HEADS with the remaining READ 180 Workshops.

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Inspiration For Everyone

Posted by Andrea Barnes - 4 Months and 6 Days Ago

Do you need inspirational thought-provoking video clips to inspire students or staff? Look no further than Mark Sanborn's Videos. These videos can be shown and accompany any Workshops in the rBook.

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A Gift of Kindness

Posted by Andrea Barnes - 4 Months and 21 Days Ago

Think about a world of giving back, being thoughtful, and acknowledging the fantastic people around you. Let's make 2017 a year where we teach our READ 180 students to be superheroes to the people they encounter. Here are two great books to use in accomplishing your mission.

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