advocacy

Being What My Students Need

Due to a medical condition, I’ve had to miss the last three weeks of school.  Every teacher knows the struggle of planning for a substitute!  Planning for a long-term substitute is no different. Fortunately for me, a good friend (and retired English teacher) offered to sub for me while I am Read more…

By Toni Poling, ago
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Let’s Talk About Books!

I value my students’ identities as readers and writers and I have been consciously making changes in my classroom to reflect that.  My classroom climate is becoming one where a culture of reading is the norm and notthe exception.  My students pull out books at every opportunity and it fills Read more…

By Toni Poling, ago
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Poetry March Madness!

I always find that the month of March presents the extra special problem of the brackets.  I am constantly finding them around the room and in the halls; discussion around the school amongst the students centers around who has the best bracket.  This year, I wanted to find a way Read more…

By Toni Poling, ago