Secondary Strategies

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Students need to cite textual evidence to support the claims that they make; using an evidence indicator helps students to clearly show their readers where that evidence is located in their writing. The evidence indicators included on the
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Recognize students’ positive actions, behaviors, and accomplishments with High Fives—a versatile resource that rewards students for expending effort, taking risks, thinking deeply, caring about others, having an AH-HA! moment, reaching goals, and
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Imply and infer--two literary terms that are often confused by students. Posted in your classroom or copied and distributed, this informative handout/poster will help your students understand the differences between implying and inferring and give
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#kindnessnation #weholdthesetruths Showing students that we accept them just the way they are is essential to a productive and happy student - teacher relationship. This poster and its wording makes abundantly clear that no matter where students
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I'm happy to say that I'm in my 25th year of teaching--all at the same high school in central Pennsylvania. I've taught 9th - 12th graders, spending most of my days with sophomores and juniors. I've also done a great deal of homebound instruction for students who are temporarily out of school for one reason or another. The successes these students saw while enduring their own struggles is inspiring!

MY TEACHING STYLE

I believe in the power of my students to learn and learn and learn, so it is my philosophy to present them with the foundations for their learning and a multitude of opportunities to express that learning--and then to step back and let them have at it. There is always a specific, standards-based, rigorous end in mind, but they are ultimately in charge of their learning--with the best coach on the sidelines I can be.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

A recent shining moment: On a recent Friday afternoon just before the bell rang at the end of the day, after sharing several poems by Billy Collins with my students, one self-professed poetry hater said: "Well, I kind of like poetry now!" Talk about a WONDERFUL way to end the week!

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

San Diego State--I began my education there--as an El. Ed. major. Penn State Harrisburg--Where I earned my undergraduate degree--in Sec. Ed. Humanities. Many, many workshops and courses that have provided new insights and current educational information.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I chuckled during the interview for my current teaching position when I was described as "bicoastal", but I am, indeed, a product of both coasts of the United States. After growing up in California, I moved to Pennsylvania (long story....) and now love this beautiful state. I am--and always will be--a California girl, but Pennsylvania is my home. Do any of you have your heart in more than one place? Contact me: msaylor.secondarystrategies@gmail.com

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