Category Archive for 5-Minute PD

Why I Introduced a “Peace Corner” in My Classroom

by | 1.27.22

I know my students’ SEL needs don’t all just occur at the beginning of class. That’s why I set up a “Peace Corner,” where students can retreat any time they need a moment. I wasn’t sure how middle-school students would respond to this offering, but  I’m so glad I tried it. 

6 Ways to Make Virtual Formative Assessment Meaningful

by | 11.30.20

I teach kindergarten in Salinas – sometimes called the “Salad Bowl of the World” because of our rich agricultural industry. Just about everyone in our school community is a language learner. Some of us know a lot of English and a little Spanish, and some of us know a lot of Spanish and a little English. In kindergarten, one of our top priorities is building students’ language skills.