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Martin Institute News

The Martin Institute is pleased to offer outstanding seminars and conferences.  Mark your calendars for our upcoming events. 

 

By: Nov 5th, 2014

New Teacher Network-What's it all about!

Every teacher, young or old, knows what the first few years of teaching feels like- exhausting.  And, if you’re anything like me, in my first year teaching there were very few days that I left the building with a feeling of success. I was acutely aware of each failure, every day. 

 

By: Nov 4th, 2014

Visible Thinking to Ground the Fluffiest of Lessons

Visible Thinking is a common language of sorts – a translator of all things difficult to conceive and process – in a classroom full of fruity ideas.

By: Nov 3rd, 2014

I've Found the JK in Me!

This is my second week in Junior Kindergarden at St. George’s and I think I’m in love. Any place I can sing, dance, and talk in silly voices is all-right with me. I will admit it was hard to let myself go, and really enjoy all the wonders of littles.

 

By: Oct 31st, 2014

Confessions of a Teacher Resident: I'm in a toxic relationship, and I'm human.

I’m in a toxic relationship. It’s an addiction of sorts, a dependency. My state of mind, my physical well-being, my day-to-day, minute-to-minute functioning depends on it. My family has noticed, and my friends are concerned. My students are picking up on it.

 

By: Oct 29th, 2014

From Big Kids to Little People

In learning centers, students are challenged through a variety of hands-on activities that appeal to their developmental needs for honing fine motor and academic skills.

By: Oct 23rd, 2014

Confessions of a Teacher Resident: I’ve got a thing for centers

So I've got a thing for centers. I plan a lesson, I plan for centers. Centers for math, centers for reading, centers for science. Centers for enrichment, centers for review. Just, centers.

If you've read any of my previous posts about my classroom aims at building invested learners in relevant contexts, then you have already heard my soapbox spiel on developing students as thinkers and do-ers, not meer data-savvy, assessment-driven learners.

By: Oct 22nd, 2014

Martin Institute Happenings - Fall 2014

Thanks to nearly 100 teachers who attended our recent Technology in Your School Learning Seminar in September. We hope your left feeling empowered about integrating technology into the classroom.

By: Oct 16th, 2014

Quote of the Day - The Bible

In Mrs. Schaefer’s third grade class, we’ve been talking in Reader’s Workshop about finding a “just right” book.  As a result, the boys have grown very familiar with Accelerated Reader book levels.

By: Oct 1st, 2014