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This is my most popular lesson plan template. I like that this one has the basic framework of each period listed on the left and then blank space...
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Over 2,600 copies of my lesson plan templates have been downloaded! Check out my latest lesson plan template that provides space for literacy and...
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Work Stations, as described by Debbie Diller, are a great way to provide independent practice for your students at their individual levels. Wh...
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Looking for some help to organize your lesson plans? Look no further than our Easy-to-Use Weekly Elementary Lesson Plan Template! Use this templ...
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Guilherme Jose Drawings
Guilherme Jose Drawings  (TpT Seller)
Thank you John Blake!
May 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Guilherme Jose Drawings
Guilherme Jose Drawings  (TpT Seller)
Hi,

I'm new here on TpT, and because of that my first products are under $ 2.00 and up for free! You could visit my store? Maybe you do not like something? I would appreciate if you could also follow me and give ratings on my products. Thanks in advance and sorry for my english, I am a Brazilian designer!
May 18, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Hi,

I will definitely check out your store and products. I'd be glad to provide some feedback, as well. Let me get through this final week of school and I'll have a better chance at slowing down long enough to take a peek. Thanks for the invite and welcome to TPT!

John
May 19, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Suzanne Currin
Suzanne C. re: One-Page Weekly Lesson Plan Template (Horizontal)
Hi! I am in love with this lesson plan; however, I cannot figure out how to type into it once I download it into Word. Do you by chance know how?

I appreciate it!!
January 5, 2014 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Hi,

It should work just like any other table in a Word doc. Perhaps the first page is just an image used for the preview on TPT. Try typing on other pages. If you can't get it to work, please let me know and I'll resend the file.

Thank you,
John
January 5, 2014 Report inappropriate comment

Michelle Dupuis
Michelle Dupuis  (TpT Seller)
Hi
Nice work!
I just became a follower, I would appreciate a follow back at Michelle Dupuis. Good luck on TPT, it is great.
Thanks
October 27, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Thank you! I'll check your store out. :)
October 31, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Jessica McCombe
Jessica M. re: Individualized Spelling Program for Treasures Reading 2nd Grade
Do your weekly spelling pretest words come directly from the Treasures series, week by week? In other words, our Ohio Treasures Unit 2, Week 1 covers long and short u (with silent e). Is this what your spelling pretest would cover for that same unit and week? Thank you!
September 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Yes, the pre-test lists do follow the Treasures units. Thank you :)
September 25, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Jessica McCombe
Jessica M. re: Individualized Spelling Program for Treasures Reading 2nd Grade
Hello! I've been looking for a way to differentiate Treasures spelling (I think the "challenge" words in Treasures are a little easy still...) and I'm intrigued by your 2nd grade pack! I noticed, however, that the sample Unit 1 week 2 with short o, u and e only has challenge words for short o & u... Does the actual product have all three? I'd like to maintain a phonics focus across spelling lists if possible... Thank you!
August 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
I checked and there certainly weren't any words for short e in the challenge list. I'll rectify that and upload the new version. Thank you for your question. John :)
August 29, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Danni Fieri
Danni F.
Thank you for getting back to me and for sharing your quality work.
August 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
You're so welcome! I hope you can find something that will work for you. If I had the time right now, I'd try to come up with something, but you know how the back-to-school time is. :) If I find anything, I'll get in touch with you.
August 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Danni Fieri
Danni F.
Hi,
I used your spelling program last year with my second graders. It differentiated better than the Treasures version of differentiation by far. I have moved back up to 4th this year and would love to continue differentiating based on the orthographic levels shown in the spelling inventory I just gave them. Do you have, or have a suggestion on how I can buy, something similar to what you have for 2nd grade? I don't want to do one level - but hate to recreate something that's out there already. Thanks so much - I loved the spelling program!
August 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
I am so glad you found the spelling program useful. Unfortunately, I haven't heard of anything similar for upper grades. In fact, there was really nothing for 2nd grade either, which prompted my creation of this item. I'll keep my ears open for news of anything that might help you.
Thank you,
John
August 13, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Stephanie Griffith
Stephanie Griffith  (TpT Seller) re: Literacy Centers/Work Stations and Small Group Meeting Schedule
How many groups do you see each day.
August 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
I typically see two groups per day, four days a week.
August 8, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Jennifer Smith
Jennifer S. re: Detailed Daily Lesson Plans for Common Core Standards
Hi! Do you copy and paste the CCSS into the document? Can I edit this document easily?
Thanks!
Jennifer
August 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Yes, it is easy to edit. The CCSS are not included with the template, but copying and pasting would be the easiest way to include them. I hope that helps. If not, please let me know. Thanks, John
August 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Dean  Lavenson
Dean L. re: Elementary Grades Lesson Plan Template with Work Stations
John, I teach second grade also. I really like the way you think and organize your day. I love the Elementary Grades LP template with work stations. Would you consider selling your lesson plans for last year? Even though I would obviously have to adapt some of it to our standards,this would save so much.Has your state become completely immersed in The Common Core like ours? Please let me know what you would charge. My e-mail is mlacy12@aol.com. I am eagerly looking forward to your reply as I want to have something in place before the school year begins.
July 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Thank you and I will check and see what I have left from last year's plans. My computer died mid-year and I may have lost some of the earlier files. Last year, second grade was in a "transition" phase, but we will be fully implementing CCSS this year. I do not feel right charging for the plans since the majority of the content was written by our district personnel. I'll let you know what I find.

** Sorry if I am being redundant. I did answer your question earlier via my iPhone app, but I didn't see my answer when I logged in on my computer.
July 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

grahammom
Kathleen A. re: Detailed Daily Lesson Plans for Common Core Standards
Hello. First I want to thank you for your work on the necessary evil of extended required lesson plans. I relate to your situation, having done pretty well with much more concise plans for 15+ years. This year I adopted your Versatile Elementary Grade Lesson template and it was the best $2.50 I've spent in a LONG time! I have always benefitted from looking at the week at once, in terms of the big picture, how lessons relate and scaffold, and rearranging when unforeseen changes happen, which they always do. That template was perfect for me. However, it looks like now it may not be enough, and so I am looking at your Detailed Daily plans. But to clarify: are you writing all that text daily and highlighting what you need to see at a glance? Or are these lessons given to you that you are plugging into your template? Also, are you designating the parts such as type of assessment, type of differentiation etc? I couldn't really tell from the preview. I will likely purchase regardless, as you have a talent for this that I really appreciate! Keep fighting the good fight :)
July 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Thank you so much for your kind words! I am so glad that you found the other template so useful.

No, I did not come up with all of the content found in the sample. Much of it was taken from my district's mandated curriculum. Following the implementation of the CCSS, our district plans became unmanageable. I used the template to help tame it a bit. I only included it in the sample so one could see how the template was used.

I hope this answered your questions. If not, please let me know. Thank you for your purchases.
July 2, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

pjcooper
Buyer re: Individualized Spelling Program for Treasures Reading 2nd Grade
For some reaon I am unable to open this file even after I have bought it.
May 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
I'm sorry you are having problems with opening the file. What program are you using to open it?
May 5, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

gdpope52
Buyer re: Spelling Homework Contract for Elementary Grades 1st - 3rd
Mr. Blake,
I like your spelling homework model. I have to admit that I don't know some of the activities. Is there a key hidden somewhere?
Gloria
2nd
Bakersfield CA
April 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Hi Gloria,
There is a sample sheet included with the packet. It explains the jobs and gives an example of each. If you have any questions about a job, please let me know.
Thank you,
John
April 3, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Patti Whatley
Patti Whatley  (TpT Seller)
Thanks for your quick reply. DUH, I figured it out, lol!
January 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
LOL I'm glad you figured it out. Enjoy your winter weather up there. :)
January 15, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Patti Whatley
Patti Whatley  (TpT Seller)
I just purchased your DIBELSnext excel spreadsheets, and so far, I love it! I do have one question, though.... What do you mean by RTF and RTQ? Those are not abbreviations/acronyms we use in N. Louisiana, lol.
January 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Well, I'm not sure if they're official acronyms. :) They are "retell fluency" and "retell quality." I hope that helps.
January 14, 2013 Report inappropriate comment

Chip Stanczak
Chip Stanczak  (TpT Seller) re: Elementary Grades Lesson Plan Template with Work Stations
Hope it's okay I start following you. Please consider the same of me, and good luck selling your great elementary products/services!
November 16, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Thank you :)
November 18, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Mary Tracy
Mary Tracy  (TpT Seller) re: Dolch Sight Words Assessment/Practice Kit
I have paid for this but am not able to download it now through the sight.
November 9, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Did you contact TPT? When did you purchase it?
November 18, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Educational Insights Today
Good morning. Please check out my Louisiana Studies materials. I think you will find them highly interesting and reasonably priced.
Thanks,
Patti Daigle-Brown
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October 19, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Thanks, Patti! I'll check them out.
October 19, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Andrea Munson
Andrea M.
Yes, I was able to unzip but having difficulty with the merge part of the program.
October 14, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Please let me know the steps you're having difficulty with and I'll see if I can help you work through it. You can just e-mail me at techteacher47@gmail.com to make it a little easier to get in touch with me.
October 14, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Andrea Munson
Andrea M.
Hi John,
I purchased the Dolch word program and cannot get it to work. Any suggestions?
October 8, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
I'm sorry you're having trouble with it. Were you able to unzip the files?
October 10, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Lynne Russell
Lynne R.
Hey, John - I start DIBELsing on Monday.....any chance you'll have some spreadsheets for me?
September 15, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Hi Lynne, I plan to work on them tomorrow afternoon, so I should have them by tomorrow night. I'll send them to you as soon as they're done. :)
September 15, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Lynne Russell
Lynne R.
I LOVE the DIBELs progress monitoring chart for 2nd grade. I'm wondering if you could make me one ea for grades K - 5? I teach special education and have students in each grade this year. Phew. I'm feeling busy like an ant.

thanks, lynne
September 10, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
LOL! I definitely know the feeling, Lynne. Are you still using the first edition of DIBELS or the 2nd (Next)? I'd be glad to do that AND send you a free copy for suggesting the idea. Please send me a message to techteacher47@gmail.com. I may not get to it until later in the week, though. Thank you!
September 10, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

countys1
Buyer re: Literacy Centers/Work Stations and Small Groups Classroom Kit
I purchased both of the center schedule downloads. I am new to centers and it sounded like this kit would really explain the set up... it did not. What are task cards and where do I get them. I do not understand how to implement a rotation by simply using your chart/graph. Please help!
September 5, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
I'm sorry you didn't find what you needed in the items you purchased. Task cards are basically independent activities the children can choose at many of the stations. I found a variety of free task cards on Pinterest or you can Google a specific subject and grade to find some that will fit the needs of your classroom. Unfortunately, since I was not the creator of the task cards that I use, I could not include them with my products. The rotation chart gives you the logistics of making sure that each group gets to each station within the week. Please e-mail me at techteacher47@gmail.com with specific concerns/questions about the chart and I'll try to elaborate for you. I'm not sure if you are having difficulty setting up the groups or managing the rotation schedule. Please let me know and I'll be glad to help. If you still feel the products do not meet your needs, please tell me and I'll be glad to issue a refund. Thank you for contacting me with your concerns.
September 5, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

There is a Unit for That
There is a Unit for That  (TpT Seller) re: Individualized Spelling Program for Treasures Reading 2nd Grade
I teach 2nd grade in Texas. Are these lists from the Texas Treasures or another state? When I taught 3rd grade, the lists varied from state to state. Thanks
August 31, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
I took them from our Louisiana Treasures series, but I have seen them on other sites from other states and the words are the same. The challenge words were just derived from word family and content words. Hope that helps. Thank you! :)
September 1, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Amy Link
Amy L. re: Versatile Elementary Grade Lesson Plan Template
How can I download the preview on an Apple Mac laptop?
August 3, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
The preview file is in MS Office format, but if you'll send your e-mail address to techteacher47@gmail.com, I can send you an Adobe PDF document that should work on the Mac.
August 3, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Jennifer W
Jennifer W. re: Elementary Grades Lesson Plan Template with Work Stations
How many pages are in one week's lesson plan? We have to print/turn-in lesson plans so this is something important I have to consider!
July 30, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
As it is currently set up, there are 3 pages. You can certainly modify it to fit your needs, though. Some weeks I may have up to 5 pages and others only 2. The template is easy to adjust. I hope that helps. Thank you :)
July 30, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

kcontreras72
Buyer re: Weekly Newsletter Template
I can not save this file on my MAC! Help!
July 8, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
I'm sorry you're having trouble with it. Are you able to read Word docs on your Mac? I'm a PC user, so I'm not sure about the compatibility between the two systems. E-mail me the details at techteacher47@gmail.com.
July 8, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

ksteeledvayuma
Buyer re: Elementary Grades Lesson Plan Template with Work Stations
I teach 3rd Grade and from the thumbnails and accompanying comments this is a great resource. Are there spaces for common core standards to be entered? It is a requirement for our lesson plans and I'd rather not have to reinvent what looks like a perfectly good wheel. Thanks
May 14, 2012 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Unfortunately, not at this time. Our state is in the process of switching over to the CCSS, so this summer I plan to develop a set of planning tools for teachers. Are you on my follower list? If so, you will be alerted when I add new products. Thanks for the question. :)
May 15, 2012 Report inappropriate comment

Julie Holdridge
Julie Holdridge  (TpT Seller) re: Individualized Spelling Program for Treasures Reading 2nd Grade
I like what you've created. I teach 4th grade. Any idea where I can get the same type of thing for the 4th grade Treasures words?
October 25, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Thank you. I haven't seen anything like this for other grades. I put this all together myself using the Treasures materials and some Project Read word lists we had constructed at my school many years ago. Have you checked some of the Treasures discussion boards for 4th grade? I know there are quite a few for 2nd grade.
October 25, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

ckeskeny
Buyer re: DIBELS Progress Monitoring Chart - Upper Elementary
Is this set up for Dibels Next? or the 6th Edition? Thanks, Carol
October 3, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Hi Carol, I guess it's the 6th edition. We were just trained in the NEXT version. I hope to get the updated version posted soon, though.
October 4, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

Janice Becker
Janice B. re: Literacy Centers/Work Stations and Small Group Meeting Schedule
What is the significance of the A and B columns. Also why no friday? Thanks alot for the product.
J. Becker
September 5, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
I did two workstations each day, so we had Rotation A & B. We did not do workstations on Friday due to testing. I'm glad you like it! :)
September 5, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

rosieandzeus
Buyer re: Versatile Elementary Grade Lesson Plan Template
I bought this lesson plan, but it didn't save on my computer. Can I download it again?
August 16, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
I think you can download it again from your account. If not, let me know and we'll get it to you. :)
August 16, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

Kimberly Williams
Kimberly W. re: Elementary Grades Lesson Plan Template with Work Stations
Will I be able to use the computer to fill in the blanks?

Thanks,
Kim
August 13, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Definitely! That's how I do mine. :) I hope you enjoy using it. Thank you
August 13, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

KindergartenWorks
KindergartenWorks  (TpT Seller)
John, how can I get in touch via e-mail? Mine is kindergartenworkstpt@gmail.com. Thanks!
- Leslie @KindergartenWorks
June 4, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Hi Leslie, you can e-mail me at techteacher47@gmail.com. :)
June 4, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

Scipi
Scipi  (TpT Seller)
John - I'm sorry to contact you this way, but since you are not a follower of my blog; I could not think of another way. I am featuring your article on Parent Teacher Conferences in my latest blog posting along with your store URL. Check it out at: http://gofigurewithscipi.blogspot.com/
May 26, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Hi Scipi! Well, first, I've rectified my not following your blog. :) Secondly, as much as I would like it, I am not actually a Dr. I have my Ed.S. degree, which is my Specialist degree. Lastly, thank you for your kind words and link to my article. I'm glad you enjoyed it and hope you found it useful. Thank you! John :)
May 26, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

Tracy Schloss
Tracy Schloss  (TpT Seller)
Hi John~ I purchased your individualize spelling program for 2nd grade Treasures. I did this to get a better idea of how you set up your program. I currently teach 1st grade and use the Treasures series. I want to create challenge words for each week (like you did for 2nd). I was wondering what you used to create your list of challenge words.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Tracy
May 22, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Hi Tracy, Many of the words I used for challenge words came from Project Read spelling lists that some other teachers in my grade level designed many years ago. I also did some Google searches for specific word families and found some great word lists. I hope that helps. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you for your purchase. John
May 22, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

shellyaw
Buyer
Hi John,

Thank you for your reply. Do you have a picture as a sample? I love the way you showed samples of the other methods. It will be a great way to introduce the concepts to my class.
February 21, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Hi Shelly, Actually, I don't have a picture of the spelling tree map sort, but I found some samples of the Thinking Maps online that might give you a good idea. Check out http://www.thinkingmaps.com/examples.php You've inspired me to post sample Thinking Maps on my website, though. Thank you :)
February 21, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

shellyaw
Buyer
Hi, I was looking over your free resource for spelling. I was reading the choices and came across "Sort your words using a tree map." I am wondering about what a tree map is.

Sincerely,
Shelly
February 13, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Hi Shelly, In my school district we use "Thinking Maps," which are graphic organizers the students use in all subject areas. A tree map is basically a way to categorize information. The students write their topic at the top of the tree and then branch out into as many categories as they want to sort their information. For example, with spelling I often have the children sort their words based on the number of syllables or the word family sounds. Thank you for downloading my free item. I hope you find it useful. John :)
February 13, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

Cheryl Stevens
Cheryl Stevens  (TpT Seller) re: Weekly Behavior Chart
I use a behavior chart too and have a place for parents to sign for each day. My behavior chart is briefer as I deal with Kindergarten and have to conference one on one at the end of the day. We do use a task chart which they fill in themselves as they go from center to center. It is similar to yours.

Your chart was a picture and could not be edited to suit other teachers' needs. Can you upload it as a word doc so we can modify it to meet our need?
January 23, 2011 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Hi Cheryl,
Please check to see if you have a 2nd page of the document. I put the picture first because it made for a better thumbnail shot. You should have the full version to edit on page 2. Please let me know if you don't.
Thank you,
John
January 23, 2011 Report inappropriate comment

hjoy
Buyer
Thank you, John! That is so nice of you. Here is what would work best for my 4-6 graders. If the Assessment row (yellow) would have an ORF column, RF column, and then a Daze column. The Daze score range is 0-51. If 51 is too difficult to reach due to the chart below, 20+ would work as the tops for it as well. I hope this makes sense, if not, please let me know. I was also wondering if it is possible to add more PM rows. We progress monitor weekly. If there was a possibility to have 4 for each month. December would only need Benchmark. This is when we will do our Winter Benchmark and then we are off for 3 weeks. If this is too much, or won't work, I understand...no worries. Thank you for your kindness! Heather Hofman
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John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Hi Heather, I'll work on it this week and hopefully have it ready for you by Friday. I'll let you know. Have a great week! John
September 6, 2010 Report inappropriate comment

hjoy
Buyer
Hello, My name is Heather Hofman. I am a Reading Specialist and ELL teacher this year. I am the Dibels coordinator at my school and purchased your individual student Dibels recorder. Our school Dibels K-3 and then all 4-6 graders that are in a Lang. Arts remedial class, SpEd, and ELL. However, our district doesn't have funding for us to enter our 4-6 on the Dibels data website. This is where your excel spreadsheet will be perfect for me to utilize! I was wondering if you would consider creating this without the NWF and in turn, adding the DAZE (Dibels Next version). This is their Cloze or Maze portion of the test. I am not excel savy and wouldn't know how to go about doing this without many hours of trial and error :). The calculations for the chart would do me in. I desire to become more excel savy someday. If you did create this, I would love to purchase that version of it. I thought I would give it a try to see if this is something you'd be interested in doing. Have a great day! Thank you again. Sincerely, Heather Hofman
September 4, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
John Blake
John Blake  (TpT Seller)
Hi Heather, I'd be glad to make the necessary changes and just send you the revised file. You already purchased the original, so you won't need to purchase a revised edition. Could you please e-mail with the specifics of what you would like me to change? I am only familiar with the K-3 version. It won't be a problem at all to make the necessary changes.
Thank you,
John
September 4, 2010 Report inappropriate comment
TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching for 20 years at the same school in Mandeville, Louisiana. I taught 1st grade for six years and have taught 2nd grade for the remaining years. I was the director of our summer camp for three years and have worked both before and after school programs. I also worked as the web manager and technology point person for our school.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I run a disciplined classroom, but I also believe that students must be given responsibilities in order to learn how to be responsible. I use a mini-society in my classroom to help build a community of learners. I would much rather use hands-on center activities to teach my students, rather than JUST a textbook. I differentiate instruction for both low and high performing students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Leonard P. Monteleone Technology Award, 2009; Innovative Educator Award, 2009 Tech4Learning; Numerous website awards; 15 Donors Choose grants awarded since 2006; Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2005; Think Ink Essay Contest Winner, 2004; PTA Honorary Life Service award, 2003; 3rd place Lakeshore Learning's Great Ideas contest, 1996

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

B.S. - Elementary Education, Louisiana State University; M.Ed. - Education with an emphasis in Educational Technology, Northwestern State University; Ed.S. - Educational Leadership and Instruction with a concentration in Educational Technology, Northwester State University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Married 20 years to my wonderful wife, Nancy. Three awesome kiddos! Please check out my Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Geaux.Teach.Online.Store.