The SSR Handbook: Chapter 3 Pilot Program.

Chapter 1 and 2 of The SSR handbook by Pilgreen lays out the research centered around reading programs.  Chapter 3 switches gears and recounts a pilot program.  As Pilgreen began her pilot study she confirms on page 19 that the factors of “access to books, book appeal and encouragement were weak in her classroom.  She … Continue reading The SSR Handbook: Chapter 3 Pilot Program.

The SSR Handbook: Chapter 2 – Eight Factors for SSR success. Don’t reinvent the wheel.

Find reviews of more must read books at the must read book page.  This review focuses on chapter 2 of Janice Pilgreen’s The SSR Handbook.  This title is a must have to guide the work of any reading program, whether your focus is Self Directed Reading (SDR), Free Volunteer Reading (FVR), Silent Sustained Reading (SSR) … Continue reading The SSR Handbook: Chapter 2 – Eight Factors for SSR success. Don’t reinvent the wheel.

The SSR Handbook: The number 1 resource to start a reading program. Chapter 1: Roots and Rationale Review

We become what we read.  The SSR Handbook is a title that has guided my teacher persona over the last year.  This review is the first of a series which you can find on the books that leave an impression page. The SSR Handbook by Janice L. Pilgreen is a must own resource for any … Continue reading The SSR Handbook: The number 1 resource to start a reading program. Chapter 1: Roots and Rationale Review

Better than carrots or sticks: restorative practices for positive classroom management. Chapter 3 takeaways from the depths of October.

See previous thoughts about chapter 1 and 2 in this series of posts designed for me to reflect on my own classroom management thoughts, procedures and consistency. In my situation we are about to complete 1st quarter.  I am continually amazed at how fast this year is moving.  A large part to this feeling is that overall … Continue reading Better than carrots or sticks: restorative practices for positive classroom management. Chapter 3 takeaways from the depths of October.

August: Time to harvest Sunday night energy.

For me, most of August is still summer break.  But back to school posts start to creep into my feed and, at least initially, there is a feeling of an extended Sunday night looming over each day.  If I’m not careful, anxiety over plans for tomorrow take over my time today.  It’s not fair to … Continue reading August: Time to harvest Sunday night energy.

Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Chapter 2 Review.

This blog entry fits into a series of chapter reviews on the book, Better Than Carrots or Sticks:  Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management by Dominique Smith et al.  Find the review of Chapter 1 Here. After Chapter 1 of Better Than Carrots or Sticks I have a couple of pressing questions for myself as … Continue reading Better Than Carrots or Sticks: Chapter 2 Review.

Quis me amat?: An introductory Latin reading.

As my classes completed a first semester of Self Directed Reading there were still some students who fought the idea of reading or who read begrudgingly.  Even though I attempted to consistently remind myself that I needed to hold out and keep offering titles that may interest those students, there were days that it was … Continue reading Quis me amat?: An introductory Latin reading.