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Posted by Tashena Vickers on March 04 2014 at 5:03 PM
With several months of school left, it may be a little difficult to think about summer professional development. However, the 2014 National Summer Institute is approaching quickly. This year Scholastic has partnered with Model Schools Conference to offer top-notch instruction to guide and inspire educators from all of the United States.  Whether you teach READ 180 or System 44 there will be a variety of sessions to enhance your instruction. This year’s conference will be held on June 22-25…
Posted by Tashena Vickers on February 02 2014 at 12:55 AM
What makes a Scholastic All-Star? Becoming a successful reader is certainly a common theme for past All-Star nominees and winners, but every student that walks through the doorway of a READ 180 classroom is unique. Some students come to us struggling just a little and then there are some that are faced with multiple challenges yet they still have the drive to keep working towards success. It is the unique stories of each of our students that create an All-Star.In 2012, I nominated one of my…
Posted by Tashena Vickers on January 13 2014 at 12:29 PM
There are times in life when you look back on a moment and realize you had no clue how much it was going to change your world. I remember sitting in my principal’s office and he was telling me about a new reading intervention program that he wanted me to teach. Three and a half years have passed and accepting the READ 180 teacher position has been a glorious adventure I feel blessed to be on. This 2013-2014 school year is my sixth year teaching at Joplin’s South Middle School, and this my…