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192: 5 Mistakes You are Making In Your Language Program

Teaching with Madly Learning®

Release Date: 08/03/2021

206: What You Need To Stop Assessing Right Now show art 206: What You Need To Stop Assessing Right Now

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Are you trying to mark every single thing your students touch? Why? It’s too much!   I’m here to give you permission to stop. Trying to mark every single thing your students do is completely overwhelming.   In this episode, I’m sharing what you need to stop marking and giving you some tips on what you do mark so that you don't feel like you're drowning in a pile of paperwork all the time.    We are covering why you shouldn’t be marking everything your students do, how to assess practice work without spending too much time on it, the importance of checking on...

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205: Get Ready for Parent-Teacher Interviews show art 205: Get Ready for Parent-Teacher Interviews

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How do you prepare for parent-teacher interviews?    Let’s talk about some of the best things you can do in advance and on the day to have your parent-teacher interviews run as smoothly as possible.    I know they can cause some nerves because you don’t always know what you’re walking into when it comes to parents, and after two years of irregular schooling, there are a lot of things to address with them. I want to share my tips for covering everything you need to and keeping it within your time limits.    Prep starts at the beginning of the year, but even...

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204: 4 Tools That Have Changed My Teaching show art 204: 4 Tools That Have Changed My Teaching

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What are your favorite teaching tools?   In this episode, I’m sharing four tools that have changed my teaching practice (and they’re probably not the kinds of tools you’re thinking of!)   I’ve used a lot of different tools in my classroom over the years, but some of them stand out from the crowd. There are certain tools that I reach for over and over again that I know have made me a better teacher, so of course, I want to share them with you!    If you want to know how to read more books, where to find a community of like-minded teachers, how to make your classroom...

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203: A Simple Way to Start Inquiry In Your Classroom show art 203: A Simple Way to Start Inquiry In Your Classroom

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What’s holding you back from using inquiry in your classroom?   A lot of teachers tell me that inquiry is too hard for their students, so I want to tell you a story about my class to show you how open-ended inquiry is and why it can work for students at all different levels.    This quick story will also give you some ideas on how to introduce inquiry to your classroom and how to get things started.    You might think your students aren’t ready for inquiry, but I think this episode will help you to see that they are.    What’s more, inquiry-based...

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202: How to Manage a Difficult Classroom show art 202: How to Manage a Difficult Classroom

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How do you deal with a badly behaved class?   In this episode, I am diving into the very important topic of classroom management. Specifically, I am talking about how to manage that class that the rest of the school says is one of the most difficult classes in the building… you know the one!   I am sharing what I’ve learned over the years so that you can go home at night without stressing about your kids’ behavior.    These tips and strategies will help you lay the foundation for your classroom management. Trust me, foundational work is the key to success here. ...

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201: How to Assess Reading show art 201: How to Assess Reading

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Do you struggle with assessment?   I think every teacher does. Assessment is one of those things that you know you need to do but never have enough time for. I want to change that for you.    In this episode, we’re talking specifically about assessing reading.    I’m answering all your burning questions about how to find time for assessment, what to assess, what not to assess, and how to come up with those marks for report cards at the end of the year.    Assessing reading doesn’t have to be complicated and time-consuming. By the end of this episode,...

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200: Ask Me Anything show art 200: Ask Me Anything

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Can you believe this is the 200th episode of the podcast?! Me neither.    Thank you so much for being a part of this journey. To celebrate, I wanted this episode to be an opportunity for you to ask me anything. I asked you guys to submit your questions to me, so in this episode, you’ll hear my answers.    I'm reflecting on things we’ve covered in the last 200 episodes and answering questions about finding balance, supporting students, and so much more.    The journey doesn’t end here. I can’t wait to see what the future of the podcast brings and I hope...

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199: Classroom Management Fundamentals show art 199: Classroom Management Fundamentals

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Did you know that good classroom management can lead to more respect between you and your students?   Let’s talk about what classroom management is and why it’s important. It’s the thing that’s going to set the tone for your classroom as you get back into the swing of things this school year.    You can put whatever system, program, or philosophy in place that you like, but it won’t be as effective as the values at the foundation of how you run your classroom.    This episode is about classroom management strategies that determine whether your classroom fails...

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197: Should We Teach Writing Form or Writing Process? show art 197: Should We Teach Writing Form or Writing Process?

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Do you focus more on teaching the writing process or teaching writing form in your classroom?    In this episode, we are digging into the difference between teaching the writing process and teaching writing form. You might not have given this much thought before, but I have some pretty strong feelings about it that I want to share with you.    If you’ve been around here for a while, you’ll know that I’m passionate about teaching the writing process first and then getting into form differently from traditional teaching methods.    I think that students need...

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196: Prepare Your Students and Yourself For Guided Reading show art 196: Prepare Your Students and Yourself For Guided Reading

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Do you have a plan for your guided reading this year?    I know that sometimes as teachers we guilt ourselves if we can’t get guided reading started right away, so I want to lift some of that burden from your shoulders. Guided reading doesn’t need to start right away, and I’m going to tell you why in this episode.    I want to walk you through my plan to get guided reading started in your classroom as soon as possible in a way that’s easy and attainable for you and your students. I know you have students with different reading abilities and you need a plan that...

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How confident are you in your language program?

 

Whether you’re super confident or there are some things you want to change, chances are you’re making some mistakes.

 

In this episode, I’m sharing five mistakes that you might be making during your language instruction. 

 

These are really common and easy to fix, so don’t worry!

 

I’m covering what these mistakes are and giving you some tips and strategies on how to do things differently.

 

We’re also talking about things like tying reading and writing together, prioritizing guided reading, and how to get the most out of your allotted literacy time. 

 

If you want to revise your language program but aren’t sure where to start, this episode is perfect for you. 

 

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