Creating Empathy in the Classroom

One of my most essential goals as a reading teacher is to guide students towards a path of empathy. The more they read and the more they come into contact with characters that are different than them, it is my hope that they become more empathetic. This year, I introduced a new text to my…

Foundations of My Classroom

The foundation of our classroom is based on 55 challenges that create high expectations, build a culture of respect and rapport, and allows my students to know exactly what I expect of them and when. If you haven’t read Ron Clark’s Essential 55 , I would highly suggest learning about his process and implementation. After…