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…

Spy Lab!

Our spy lab this week was a fabulous hit! It was truly the epitome of my philosophy on teaching: high engagement & high expectations. I’ve never seen students so excited, motivated, and dedicated to their work! The spy lab was set up for two days and at the end of each class my students organized…