• Language Motivation Reading Writing

    Word Collectors

    Cornett’s Book Corner “Some people collect stamps. Some people collect coins. Some people collect art. And Jerome? Jerome collected words . . .” Teach your students to be word collectors through the introduction of…

    March 15, 2018
  • Organization

    Spring Cleaning in the Classroom

    Spring is in the air! All the world looks fresh and new. All the world, that is, except for every classroom in March. By this time in the school year, my classroom was overrun…

    March 14, 2018
  • School Psychology

    Winter Blues

    Seasonal Affective Disorder We all get sad from time to time and in the winter this can get worse. For around 6% of people it’s more than the “winter blues”, there’s actually a diagnosable…

    March 12, 2018
  • Culture Motivation Reading

    Best Friend Books

    The Beauty of Repeated Readings I recently had the opportunity to hear one of my favorite literacy experts, Lester Laminack, speak on the topic of reading stories multiple times.  Repeated reading is a subject…

    February 15, 2018
  • Culture School Psychology

    Discovering Dyslexia

    Dyslexia is so dear to my heart I can’t believe I haven’t written a post on it before now.  I think it’s because I’m worried I won’t do it justice.  There are so many…

    February 12, 2018
  • Reading

    Renewed Focus

    Introducing Shared Reading Happy New Year!  Ahead of us lies an entire year’s worth of learning potential, for both ourselves and our students.  However, we cannot forget about previous goals not yet achieved.  Tennessee’s…

    January 22, 2018
  • Homeschool Motherhood

    New Year, New Adventure

    Well, it’s been about 6 months since we sold our house and jumped into my husband’s new career. If you’ve been following along with our journey for very long, you know that it’s just…

    January 15, 2018