Monthly Archives: April 2012

Animal Cruelty in the News!! Pet Neglect on the Rise!!

This video is a news report from February 23, 2012 about a man that was accused of animal cruelty and neglect. This video has been part of my inspiration for an education program that is dedicated to teaching children about proper animal care. Hopefully, if they are informed about care, then they will adopt an […] Continue reading

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Current Situation

The Prince Edward County Public School system does not currently have a program implemented that provides proper animal care education for children. The closest organized animal shelter near Farmville is the SPCA of Meherrin, Virginia. They can provide information for proper animal care; however, they do not have the resources or the funding to provide […] Continue reading

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Writing Philosophy

  What will principals want/need to hear? Why? -Knowledge of the SOLs and how I plan to implement them into my lessons -Accommodations that I will provide for an IEP -Goals for the marking periods/year -I will make connections with students personal lives that will better help them understand the material. -I will give students [...] Continue reading

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Philosophy of Writing Instruction

Use emergent technology to facilitate writing To-with-by model Principals concerned with accreditation Important to offer constructive criticism Don’t be overly critical when grading Judge based on content, not just mechanics Encourage creativity Encourage independent reading Continue reading

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Blog 5 – Philosophy on Writing Instruction

Follow the ‘to-with-by’ model to provide students with scaffolding, as well as a model and practice before sending them off on their own Give students opportunities to write authentic pieces to help them better understand purpose, audience, tone, etc in writing Give students opportunities to write authentic pieces and incorporate 21rst century technologies and ideas …

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Philosophy of Writing Instruction

What will principals want/need to hear? Why? -familiarity with the SOLs and how to implement them into your lessons -you will correlate writing with all content areas -they need to know that you are up to date with your research that supports effective writing instruction -they need to know that you understand the importance of […] Continue reading

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Philosophy of Writing

1.  What will principals want/need to hear? Why?  Detailed descriptions of the SOLs and assessments that I will be doing with my students Learning objectives and behavioral goals for each lesson I do What I expect each student to learn and be able to do by the end of each lesson Offering choice to students […] Continue reading

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Writing Philosophy

What will principals want/need to hear? Why? How you plan to implement your writing philosophy in your class. To insure that the students fully understand the writing process. To introduce multiple strategies and genres and make sure to model the new strategies and genres to the students. Writing should be authentic and students should have […] Continue reading

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Teaching Philosophy

What will principals want/need to hear? Why? – The direct assessments and SOL’s that I will be working off of to teach my class. – Goals and outcome prospects for the overall year. – Individual examples and teaching strategies for handling children with IEP’s What is it important to do when teaching writing? Why? – [...] Continue reading

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Philosophy of Writing

What will principals want/need to hear? Why? – That I fully understand all of the standards of learning and the importance of why these standards are important. This is important because if a teacher does not understand the standards they do not understand their purpose or are following the curriculum that the principle wants followed […] Continue reading

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