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  1. I set mine up with 3 tabs: My Reading Life - for independent reading Our Reading Life - for book clubs and read alouds Toolkit - for charts, mini posters or reference sheets and we glue them in In the front we keep the Reading Inventory and Reading Log
  2. The Cult of pedagogy has a great article on 9 ways to help with online learning. In case your school is going online this fall, this article is a great place to start. https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/9-ways-online-teaching
  3. I attended the Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop in June and July this year. It is without a doubt one of the best institutes reading teachers or administrators can attend. In one of my small groups was this lady named Hannah. She was great to talk to and I learned a lot from her and the other participants. Hannah is an amazing Sketchnote artist. She make these images and share them with the group. It was so impressive. If you are are on Twitter, she is a MUST follow! https://twitter.com/SketchnoteUSA
  4. I have used it and I like it. I have been using it during e-Learning. It works well for Zoom or Google Meet and sharing screens.
  5. Here is a video on how to help students create a digital notebook using Google Keep.
  6. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Rainbow Pride Flag with the very first picture book to tell its remarkable and inspiring history! In this deeply moving and empowering true story, young readers will trace the life of the Gay Pride Flag, from its beginnings in 1978 with social activist Harvey Milk and designer Gilbert Baker to its spanning of the globe and its role in today's world. Award-winning author Rob Sanders's stirring text, and acclaimed illustrator Steven Salerno's evocative images, combine to tell this remarkable - and undertold - story. A story of love, hope, equality, and pride. PRAISE FOR PRIDE! A Junior Library Guild Selection "Pride is a beacon of (technicolor) light." - Entertainment Weekly "An essential LGBTQ children's book" - Out.com "This children's book about gay Pride should be in every school." - Gay Times Magazine "The picture book about Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag is everything you needed as a kid." - LGBTQ Nation "I couldn't be more thrilled the world now has this book." - Dustin Lance Black, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of MILK "This inspiring, positive story is a great introduction to two LGBTQ heroes and to the spirit of the LGBTQ community." - Pridesource.com "A welcome social history . . . Mission accomplished." - The San Francisco Chronicle "A children's book that will properly express the struggle and joys that the LGBTQ rights movement went through." - Instinct Magazine ★ "Offers little ones an age-appropriate introduction . . . Ebullient . . ." - Shelf Awareness, starred review "An uplifting introduction to the symbol of the Rainbow Flag . . . Vibrant and lively . . . Recommended for all collections." - School Library Journal "A biography LGBTQ rights activists and allies can proudly share with children . . . A hope-filled ode to the rainbow flag." - Kirkus Reviews "A poignant and uplifting biography." - Publishers Weekly "A tribute to a leader undertreated in young people's literature." -The Bulletin of the Center For Children's Books "Salerno's strong art has a colorful seventies vibe . . . There is value here." - Booklist "Pride: The Story of Harvey Milk and The Rainbow Flag beautifully tells the history of both Uncle Harvey's dream and his collaboration with Gilbert Baker to create a global symbol of equality and inclusion. This book tells a history that all children will cherish, and will inspire the next generation of hope givers, our world's youth" - Stuart Milk, Founder and President of the Harvey Milk Foundation "Harvey Milk and Gilbert Baker showed LGBTQ people that they should be proud of who they are and who they love. That is exactly what we do at The Trevor Project for LGBTQ youth in crisis. We're thrilled that more young people will learn the story behind the original rainbow flag." - Amit Paley, Trevor Project CEO and Executive Director Rob Sanders (Author) Steven Salerno (Illustrator) https://bookshop.org/a/10082/9780399555312 or Buy on Amazon
  7. The heartwarming true story of two penguins who create a nontraditional family is narrated by award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris in this book and CD package. At the penguin house at the Central Park Zoo, two penguins named Roy and Silo were a little bit different from the others. But their desire for a family was the same. And with the help of a kindly zookeeper, Roy and Silo got the chance to welcome a baby penguin of their very own. Releasing in time for the tenth anniversary of And Tango Makes Three, this book and CD edition features narration by renowned actor Neil Patrick Harris. Justin Richardson (Author) Peter Parnell (Author) Henry Cole (Illustrator) https://bookshop.org/a/10082/9781481449946 or Buy on Amazon
  8. Shana Frazin and Katy Wischow passionately believe in the need to help students develop strong talk skills across the school day, in every subject, to prepare them for their academic lives and lives as active citizens outside of school. Using a unique "cycle" for talk that's similar to the writing process (generating, choosing, developing, acting, and reflecting), they name the predictable things we do most times we engage in a conversation, and show us how we can teach into those parts. Shana and Katy provide practical strategies for teaching four important purposes for talk that exist both in the classroom and in the real world: - talking to build relationships - talking to play with ideas - talking to clarify, analyze, and argue - talking to report. They offer a clear description of each purpose, the "when and how" to teach into those purposes, and what to do when things go awry. Classroom video brings the content to life showing what the talk looks and sounds like in action. https: //samplechapters.heinemann.com/unlocking-power-classroom-talk Shana Frazin (Author) Katy Wischow (Author) Part One: Foundations of Talk Ch. 1: Why Teach Talk? Ch. 2: Talk Is a Cycle, Too Part Two: Purposes for Talk Ch. 3: Talking to Build Relationships Ch. 4: Talking to Play with Ideas Ch. 5: Talking to Clarify, Analyze, and Argue Ch. 6: Talking to Report Part Three: Leveling Up Your Talk Ch. 7: Reciprocity: The Relationship Between Listening and Talking Ch. 8: Making Talk Visible: Celebrating, Going Public, and Assessing Ch. 9: Tackling Talk Trouble https://bookshop.org/a/10082/9780325098715 or Buy on Amazon or, check it out on Heinemann
  9. The Boy & the Bindi Vivek Shraya (Author) Rajni Perera (Illustrator) In this beautiful children's picture book by Vivek Shraya, author of the acclaimed God Loves Hair, a five-year-old South Asian boy becomes fascinated with his mother's bindi, the red dot commonly worn by Hindu women to indicate the point at which creation begins, and wishes to have one of his own. Rather than chastise her son, she agrees to it, and teaches him about its cultural significance, allowing the boy to discover the magic of the bindi, which in turn gives him permission to be more fully himself. Beautifully illustrated by Rajni Perera, The Boy & the Bindi is a joyful celebration of gender and cultural difference. Vivek Shraya is a writer, musician, performer, and filmmaker. His body of work includes twelve albums, four short films, and four books which include God Loves Hair, She of the Mountains, and even this page is white. He has read and performed at shows, festivals, and post-secondary institutions internationally. He lives in Toronto. Rajni Perera is a Sri Lankan-born artist whose internationally showcased work floats between Western and immigrant culture. She lives in Toronto. https://bookshop.org/a/10082/9781551526683 Buy on Amazon
  10. Jeannine Atkins (Author) Venantius Pinto (Illustrator) A village girl in India inspires the women around her to save their beloved forest. One day Aani is resting against her favorite tree when she hears the unfamiliar roar of trucks. She alerts the village women, the eldest of whom says the sounds are made by men from the city who have come to cut down the trees. The women explain to the cutters that their trees provide the villagers with food and fuel; are home to animals; and prevent erosion. But the men are heedless. As the cutters move closer, Aani acts with quiet, instinctive heroism to save not only her special tree, but also the village's beloved forest. Based on a true event in northern India, Aani and the Tree Huggers presents an enduring message of environmental action. In their picture book debuts, author Jeannine Atkins and artist Venantius J. Pinto introduce a memorable heroine whose love of the earth is sure to be an inspiration to children everywhere. https://bookshop.org/a/10082/9781584300045 or Buy on Amazon
  11. Number the Stars by Lois Lowry is an amazing book. This Hyperdoc was is a great way to learn the novel. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1iqXN0xun0t48Vj5dy01f4QBOtHb1mq25kddyQQfscYU/edit?usp=sharing
  12. If you have a NY State Teaching license, you will find a job easy. Many international schools are looking for teachers with some IB experience. You can easily take a few online and you should be fine. Most places give a housing allowance and you use it how you want. If you wife works, it is double for many places. Some school actually provide the house or apartment and they take into account who is traveling with you. Pay is good for many areas. The Middle East and Asia tend to be higher pay than EU. I'd suggest joining both The International Educator and Search Associates. You will get to view and watch postings and see salary trends. Search is the better of the employment agencies. IMHO
  13. Another good example made from Slide Mania is here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1OocGPH2NVfB3Wl-cAM1PQ0RhIj4oNuAYW0hOiZGCzgs/edit?usp=sharing
  14. This is an excellent digital notebook with tons of options. During e-Learning, this will be an invaluable tool to use! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/18iHS8-hBlID2OSSEodfdk7APqYGqBvW2Hmro0NrPrfw/edit?usp=sharing
  15. OPENPhysEd.org is an open source Physical Education Curriculum. It has been developed and curated by Physical Educators from all over the world. It is free and open to all. Just go to the site, join and there are tons of units with lesson plans, activities, testing, etc. This is truly an amazing resource for international educators!
  16. Check this this Weekly Agenda Template and modify it to your own needs! https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1kEab8NF7SAw2_ESDHdPAaoGTeYYLaNN6IIzw_EpnEHw/edit?usp=sharing
  17. Welcome! We are looking forward to learning from and with you.
  18. Many international schools require certifications. Do you have any? One good place is look for jobs is: Dave's ESL Cafe.
  19. Welcome, where are you looking to go?
  20. Use this template to create a cool Hyperdoc Game Board for any unit of study. Make a copy for yourself and you can replace the images to go with your theme. https://docs.google.com/document/d/11oQUPwpVLZJtqZowSi8zF-Rda1NdPa9e_vKVdAgbH30/edit?usp=sharing
  21. Wielding the Power of Poems - share yourself and teach with love is a Padlet created by Shanna Schwartz. Shanna is an amazing educator and one of the members of the Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing Workshop community. During these trying times, many teachers are turning to teaching poetry units. Shanna gives teachers some amazing resources. https://padlet.com/shanna21/wieldingpoetry
  22. Please find a good digital reading log attached. During these trying times, it is important to keep our students reading vast quantities of books. This reading log lets them keep track of the books they are reading. Make a copy of it, if you use Google Classroom, share it with them by making an individual copy for each student and then let them fill it the top goal number and then start logging. It is that easy. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1yDthT6UgMMikfmTc0rU4Y9WbgXj9KQd8LUU9g43MWGA/edit?usp=sharing
  23. A HyperDoc is a digital document—such as a Google Doc—where all components of a learning cycle have been pulled together into one central hub. https://www.cultofpedagogy.com/hyperdocs/ The Cult of Pedagogy gives a great overview of Hyperdocs and how to use them in your classroom. I love the book The HyperDoc Handbook: Digital Lesson Design Using Google Apps https://www.amazon.com/HyperDoc-Handbook-Digital-Lesson-Design/dp/1733646892 Here is the best Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/HyperDocs/
  24. This is a great Hyperdoc created by Kendra Tyler. The Learning Outcomes for students are to: 1. Understand Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird through the citing of textual evidence and drawing inferences. 2. Understand and determine how time, era, and author’s background impacts authors and readers. 3. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. 4. Understand Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird through the citing of textual evidence and drawing inferences. 5. Understand and determine how time, era, and author’s background impacts authors and readers. 6. Determine a theme or central idea of a text and analyze in detail its development over the course of the text, including how it emerges and is shaped and refined by specific details; provide an objective summary of the text. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1Ry4AH9crOb3okTY4hVMbdTVaURzQV6RVttobR1yqEbI/edit?usp=sharing
  25. The Giver is one of my favorite books and I have taught with students from Grade 5 to Grade 10. Everyone loves the book. Kevin has created a great Hyperdoc that asks the Essential Questions: What does it mean to be “perfect”? Does your identity come from your outward appearance or your inward person? What would life be like without free will? How important really is the freedom to choose? https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1xRVWEb517ec6K-ql2y3dMqC1Zb-HtaW0cjgBOfAacI0/edit?usp=sharing
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