Beth Lawson uses an LCD, whiteboard and magnetic clips in a clever way during the transition from minilessons to independent writing in writing workshop. Students tag whether they will be working on drafts or conferring with peers as Beth completes her status of the class on the board.
Curriculum night? No sweat says Tony Keefer. Only kidding -- there is a lot of sweat involved, but Tony's humorous account of how he has changed his curriculum night presentation will get you thinking about new ways of connecting with families.