Eight years working in public, private, and charter schools. Master's degree in reading.
My classroom contains over 1500 books for personal reading.
A box full of thankful letters from parents and former students.
Reading a lot of books.
Take a deep breath. Dramatic entrance; intriguing tools. Unfurl exemplary creative expression. Examine its power. Teach technique. Tell true stories. Engage imagination. Bestow possibilities. Protect incubation and reflection. Respect evidence of flow. Reward striving. Steady each stumble. Encourage, nourish, reinforce. (Learn to whisper, "Yes.") Bestow more possibilities. Return to earth. Clear debris. Step back. Promise more. Tiptoe out. - Smutny, Joan F, et. al. Teaching young gifted children in the regular classroom identifying, nurturing, and challenging ages 4-9. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Pub., 1997.