Pausing For Celebration: Nominating Your Students For the 180 Awards

Posted by Tashena Vickers - 3 Months and 16 Days Ago

Taking a purposeful pause in my day to day activities to focus on how much growth my students have made in there reading skills is one of the reasons I appreciate the 180 Awards so much. 

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Engaging Students with Suspenseful Fiction - Enhancing the Workshop 6 Experience

Posted by Tashena Vickers - 7 Months Ago

When I was a struggling reader, it was suspenseful, mysterious, and scary books that were my bridge to becoming an avid reader. This is why, each year, I look forward  to teaching  Workshop #6 - Poe: The Master of Horror. 

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Validating Your Students' Efforts and Achievements with Certificates

Posted by Tashena Vickers - 5 Months and 29 Days Ago

I am a HUGE believer in motivating my students through recognizing and celebrating their efforts and accomplishments. Certificates are just one of the ways I enjoy showing my students I notice how great they are.

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Introducing iPads Into Your READ 180 Classroom

Posted by Tashena Vickers - 10 Months Ago

Don't be scared -- here's how you can introduce iPads into your classroom.

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Giving Your Library a New Look

Posted by Tashena Vickers - 9 Months Ago

One of my favorite things is getting awesome ideas from other READ 180 teachers and they never disappoint with the cool ideas. When I visited the classroom of another teacher in the district, she had her paperbacks in small crates on a book shelf. It was exactly what I needed to merge some of my libraries. 

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ITS Part 2: Using the Interactive Teaching System During Whole & Small Group

Posted by Tashena Vickers - 1 Year and 4 Months Ago

In ITS Part 1, there is information that shows how incredibly helpful ITS can be when planning for lessons at school and at home. The ITS is also a vital part of how I teach my whole and small group lessons.

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Build Your Students' Pride by Displaying Those Masterpieces

Posted by Tashena Vickers - 10 Months Ago

Taking the time to show your students just how proud you are of their hard work by displaying it could be exactly what they need to keep them motivated!

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We Miss You When You're Gone

Posted by Tashena Vickers - 10 Months Ago

Having a plan of what to do when students are absent will lessen the impact of the lost instructional time.

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