About charrod

I have been in education for 30 years. I spent the first nine years as a third and fourth grade teacher. The next 10 years were spent as a gifted specialist. From 2006-2016, I was the Instructional Technology Specialist for our district. Beginning in August 2016, I returned to the classroom where I plan learning experiences for my amazing students. Who's the lucky one here?

Evidence of Learning: Slice of Life 3/25

Oh, man…the question that has haunted me for the past three years. I can easily answer it for writing and social studies…but reading? Grapple. Grapple. Grapple. It’s why we often hand out worksheets or have the students climb on ReadWorks Continue reading Evidence of Learning: Slice of Life 3/25

Blooming Flowers: Slice of Life 3/22

In her most recent post, Pernille Ripp writes about the toll it takes on teachers when what we’re doing in the classroom fails to produce the desired results: “And yet, sometimes we don’t work miracles. Sometimes even the best of Continue reading Blooming Flowers: Slice of Life 3/22