Eager to learn.
We read Joyful Learning in Kindergarten, Transitions, Invitations, The Whole Story to name a few as we learned from Bobbi Fisher, Regie Routman, and Brian Cambourne. Our professional learning as we grew our understanding.
My first introduction to book studies before anyone called them book studies. My first introduction to a student-centered classroom.
It began with a first grade teacher. A teacher who read, reflected, and then made decisions about student learning and her own teaching. A teacher who was a literacy workshop teacher. A teacher who trusted students to learn and grow.
We read. We collected data. We discussed the data. We made changes. We tried again. Action research before we heard that label.
We celebrated ALL students as readers and writers. We celebrated high expectations. We celebrated student growth. We celebrated choice. We celebrated community,
Thank you, Diane Ruyle, for all the lives you touched including mine! You encouraged me to read, write, and think deeply about learning, students, and choice!
Who has helped you grow professionally?
Thank you, Two Writing Teachers, for this daily forum during the month of March.
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