July 5, 2013

Favorite Teaching Links

I was cleaning out my "favorites" and decided it would be a perfect opportunity to share a list of some of my favorite teaching links with all of my blog friends :).  Here they are:

My district over the past two years has gotten into working in Professional Learning Communities (PLC's).  It's an awesome way to work as a teaching team driven by student data and achievement.  Here is a website about PLC's that I've found useful.

http://www.allthingsplc.info/

Each year I do a unit with my 8th grade students on banned books.  This website is great for information about censorship and books.

http://www.abffe.org/

Anyone who has read my blog knows that I love Fountas and Pinnell.  I trained under the direction of the amazing professors at Lesley University who work for Irene Fountas.  They are definitely literacy goddesses.  My district uses all of their literacy materials.

http://www.heinemann.com/fountasandpinnell/research/default.aspx

My district, along with all of the school districts in the state of Wisconsin, use Positive Behavior Intervention Systems (PBIS) to teach students how to appropriately act in any given situation.  This is a great website to use for this.

http://www.pbisworld.com/

YouTube is great for many things, but I've also found Ted Ed to be a fantastic resource for education teaching videos.

http://www.ed.ted.com/

Mentor texts always seem to be more effective in the writing workshop when they come from students. I love Teen Ink because it publishes strong student writing.

http://www.teenink.com/

This website now only helps students learn grammar in a fun way, it also makes connections between and to words.  Definitely for the visual learner!

http://www.visuwords.com

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