Chalk Dust and Apples

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These ready-to-send positive notes are a great way to keep in touch with parents when students are making good choices. Parents love to get positive feedback and these only take a moment to use.
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Preparing students today to function successfully in the workplace of tomorrow is a BIG challenge. Research tells us that we will be more successful if we can actively engage students in their own learning. As we prepare students for the 21st
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Sometimes we just need to have a little fun! This ready-to-use note will get reluctant writers busy writing. Pair this activity with a fun read aloud and some hot cocoa; you will all feel yourselves slipping into the holiday spirit! I am so happy
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I like to use Time Out or In-School Suspension as a teaching moment. Getting students to reflect can help them make better choices in the future. This is a packet I use; it seems to get the students to see me as someone who wants to help rather
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My students struggled with understanding how to plan and manage a large task. Helping students select a topic and conduct research is a gift we give them; it is a life skill they will need as they enter today’s information-driven work place. Share
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This graphic organizer helps students make active responses to what they are reading. Responding to this activity requires them to perform a close read.
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This response to reading activity engages students in what they are learning. It helps inform the teacher of where students are in their understanding and prompts students to share their thoughts.
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Teachers are not the only ones who need to be using higher DOK level questions. Our students do too! This research-based information will help your students remember to challenge themselves with more in-depth questions as they read. This is a
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This note taking guide is intended to be used by students during independent reading. Responding to text helps students engage with what they are reading. When students are engaged, research tells us, they are more likely to move new information
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These math problems require students to think mathematically, organize their thinking, solve complex problems, show their work, and describe their process. In other words, this is the kind of daily work students should be doing in order to prepare
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Teaching a thematically is a wonderful way of engaging students in their own learning. Research tells us that the more actively engaged a student is, the more likely they are to retain new information. This unit, Spiderama, is a great unit to teach
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Provide one of these self-check squares to each student to use prior to turning in each constructed response or short answer questions. The signature at the bottom is the student’s reassurance to the teacher; this helps hold students accountable
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Preparing students today to function successfully in the workplace of tomorrow is a BIG challenge. Research tells us that we will be more successful if we can actively engage students in their own learning. These activities are intended to get
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Use these instant happy grams to let kids and parents know when you caught them being good. Reward good behavior with these ready to use notes; all you have to do is add the child's name. Good notes build good relationships!
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This is a research-based chart for progress monitoring behavior in smaller segments. Breaking behavior expectations into chunks encourages students to continue making positive behavior choices.
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This chart can be customized to work for you and your schedule. This chart breaks behavior down into smaller segments that works well, especially with younger students. It can be used for progress monitoring as well.
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These grant writing tips come from a grant writer who earned $2,000,000! The packet is broken down into chunks that can be shared with your grant writing team all at once or one at a time. The process is detailed and explained in easy to understand
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Helping students understand how to answer open-ended or constructed-response questions is a challenge. This organizer will help them see and understand the steps to writing a response that stays on topic and cites evidence from the passage(s). I
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Comprehension is an elusive skill to teach. The research on comprehension indicates that there are six strategies that good readers use to construct meaning from what they read. This packet outlines the six strategies and contains materials for
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This is a packet of 10 different reading response sheets. The research tells us that students are more likely to move new information into long term memory when they are actively engaged. These activities require students to take a more active
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been an educator for 46 years. Teaching is my passion! I have taught grades K - 6, served as a media specialist, and a curriculum specialist. I worked as the Director of Research and Accountability for my system.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I teach with rigor and relevance in order to actively engage students in learning.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Teacher of the Year twice.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA in Social Sciences MEd in Elementary Education MS in Instructional Technology EdS in Educational Leadership EdD in Data Analysis

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I retired from public education in 2016 and founded my own consulting firm, DataPoint Analytics, LLC. Today I work as a School Improvement Specialist. I am doing work that I love. I find tremendous reward in seeing positive change.

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