SOLSC17: 21/31, Domain 3: Instruction

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Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for holding space for us to sharing ou writing every day in March.

On Sunday,  I mentioned that I was thinking about the difficulty of Domain 3 for my Focused Evaluation.  In Washington, we use an adapted model of Danielson’s Framework for Teaching for the Teacher Librarians.

Some areas are communicating clearly, using questioning techniques, assessment, engaging students, and being flexible.  I know I do those things so why so I stress?  It’s finding the evidence and showing what I teach.  Maybe it’s because it forces me to slow down what I do with students to analyze more clearly.  How do you show when the light bulb goes on for students or you have to modify because what you are saying isn’t connecting with them.

And then the weather disruptions this year made teaching consistently a challenge.  My classes on Fridays missed four days.  Throw in Friday holidays from November on increase the feeling I was teaching the swiss cheese approach.

I was very nervous to meet with my principal on Friday.  Did I have everything that I needed?  What questions would she have?  And yet, as I talked and she took notes, I  found myself speaking rapidly while showing her what I am doing with students. It was a good meeting.

Maybe it’s good to be nervous about evaluations.  Maybe it means that I am still working on my craft. Meanwhile,  I will be gathering my evidence.

 

 

 

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SOLSC17: 20/31: Spring Begins

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Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for holding space for us to sharing our writing every day in March.

The first day of spring and the forecast calls for rain. The trees are about to burst in spring pink color. The buds waiting to pop open.

Overhead the geese fly and honk the welcome to spring. The hummingbirds chitter chatter their territory as  I put out their feeder replenished with sugar water.

The flickers are doing their best to peck away at the suet. I wonder if they know the time is coming when the days will be too warm to hang the suet blocks.

Spring arrives whilst we sleep. The sun hides behind the clouds as the rain patters against the window. And I go to school dressed still like winter.

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Sunday Solace: Week 11

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SOLSC17: 19/31, Currently

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Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for holding space for us to sharing our writing every day in March.  I saw this on a couple of blogs and I really like the format.

Currently

Reading: BORN TO RUN by Bruce Springsteen, THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREES by Peter Wolleben

Drinking: Water  And ice tea with three lemon slices

Planning: Upcoming posts for this week, lessons, and what the week looks like for me.

Thinking: About how difficult Domain Three on Instruction is for Teacher Librarians.  It’s my focused evaluation for the year.

Feeling: Lots of feels:  tight in my my neck and shoulders (accident on 3/7/2017), excited for my Poetry Rocks Group, happy and anticipation of Spring Break in two weeks.

Listening to: Pandora, “Waking the Muse” station.

Loving: today’s sunshine and finding time to nap.

Looking forward to: Reading Group tonight, discussing MY GRANDMOTHER ASKED ME TO TELL YOU SHE’S SORRY by Fredrik Backman, perhaps on to the best books in awhile.

Happy Sunday friends and fellow Slicers! Have a terrific week

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SOLSC17: 18/31: Saturday Shadorma

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Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for holding space for us to sharing our writing every day in March.  This Spanish poetry form is six lines, unrhymed with a 3-5-3-3-7-5 syllable count for the lines.

Rainy day
Fabulous day for
puddle jumps
Splash! Splash! Splash!
Fat raindrops plop around me
as I twirl, twirl, twirl.

©2017,  jone rush macculloch

 

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SOLSC17: 17/31, Poetry Friday: Library Time

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Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for holding space for us to sharing our writing every Day in March  .

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Thank you, Robyn, at Life on the Deckle Edge for hosting Poetry Friday today.

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Reading
pages turning
check out library books
whisperings of engaged students
magic

©2017,  jone rush macculloch

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SOLSC17: 16/31, Ten Things Thursdays

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Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for holding space for us to sharing our writing every day in March.

  1. Why does the full moon make people act strange?
  2. Why do children have to have life threatening illnesses?
  3. Why is Daylight Savings needed?
  4. Why has there been so much rain lately?
  5. How can it be mid-March?
  6. Why must great books end?
  7. When will I get that ode written?
  8. Why  are there not enough hours?
  9. Why have I not seen 13 Going on 30 until now?
  10. How fast will the next two weeks go?
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