Our names are Donna and Rebecca. Donna is a Literacy Specialist and a Service Learning Coordinator at a educational service center in Connecticut and Rebecca is a 4th grade teacher.
We are passionate about creating authentic, student centered learning environments where children learn to problem solve, think critically, collaborate, communicate, and care. Our mission is to provide engaging, real-life experiences that require students to grow and learn from each other as they acquire knowledge and develop critical literacy skills about content that is relevant to their lives. GetReal! stands for Relevant, Engaging, and Authentic Literacy.
Certified Dinah Zike Regional Trainers Connecticut Educators Computer Association Educator Award ING Unsung Heroes Award 2010 Connecticut Common Core Trainers and Coaches
We have been in the field of education for over 25 years.
Visit our Get in the Fold blog, a blog with ideas for teaching with Foldables and literature.http://getinthefold.blogspot.com. and our GetReal! wikispace, http://getreal.wikispaces.com, where you'll find what we are currently thinking about in regards to 21st Century Teaching and Learning!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Social Studies - History, Computer Science - Technology, Other (Social Studies - History), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Informational Text, Close Reading