And there goes July! Weeks seem to past quickly in the summer! My family took a trip down to the Keys in Florida, and it was gorgeous. I have also been busy at home. My son and I play tourist in our town (Maryland/DC) and go to all of the fun places/museums. Next week, we are going back to Virginia Beach to spend some time, and I will be geeking out because I get to meet THE Matt Miller! (I have also been watching a ton of his videos from the summer Ditch Summit! You still have time to sign up.)
A big project that I have been thinking about for months is trying to get some professional development for teachers online. I know that it can be difficult to get to a variety of conferences, and I wanted to make it feasible for everyone. I put some of my videos online for teachers who can get a glimpse into how I teach. Currently, I have:
- Teaching FL through CI and Proficiency
- Flipgrid (for free!)
- How to assess with an IPA while teaching novels
I have a few ideas for other topics that I can do, but I would love to hear other topics that people need help with!
Also next week, I am planning my back to school week of posts. Each day, I will share a post that will help you get ready for back to school. My schedule is:
- Monday: First day of school lesson plans
- Tuesday: Curriculum changes and updates
- Wednesday: How to start a year without a review
- Thursday: Favorite back to school buys
- Friday: Back to school round up resources on other blogs
In case you missed any of these posts from July, check them out!
- Annabelle Allen’s post is ESSENTIAL back to school reading.
- If you missed iFLT, make sure you don’t miss CI Peek’s blog posts to summarize parts of the conference.
- Martina has been writing some great introduction to CI posts about MovieTalk and TPR.
- These posts are a fascinating way to document student growth!
- Also Allison’s post on how to rock your first year teaching is a great one! (Even if you have been teaching for a few years 🙂