Stop, Collaborate, and Listen

Stop, Collaborate, and Listen

I would venture to guess that many folks outside of the teaching world do not understand the importance of collaboration between colleagues. They may think that because you are the only one in the classroom, it would be silly to discuss your lessons with someone else. Those other people don’t know what’s going on in your room, so you might as well just stick to yourself…right?

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Josh Groban Cuts Ribbon for New Chalmers School Mural

ABC 7 Chicago – Josh Groban Cuts Ribbon for New Chalmers School Mural

March 31, 2015 – Students at the Chalmers School of Excellence got a big surprise Monday when recording artist Josh Groban stopped by for a ribbon cutting at the school's new outdoor mosaic, which his foundation helped fund....

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2nd Graders Take on Habitats

2nd Graders Take on Habitats

In my second grade classroom this past January, science time was spent learning about all the different habitats found on Earth. My students were so eager to learn that there were habitats other than the one that they live in! I created PowerPoints with multiple vibrant pictures, adding visuals to the description of each habitat and the diverse animals, plants, and organisms that lived there.

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Stop. Stand Still. Feel the Learning.

Stop. Stand Still. Feel the Learning.

Stop. Stand still. Feel the learning.

That is what I had to tell myself on the first day of my Lead Teach, the time where I get to stand in front of the classroom by myself and lead the class. My 6 day Lead Teach has been a marathon that I didn’t think I would survive. Get up at 4:45, put in a 12 hour day at the school, get home, tweak lesson plans, and hit the pillow just in time...

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