Posted on 11/13/2012 at 10:13 AM by Global Reach
From Runde's Room blog
When starting a new book with a small group or a book you are reading aloud to the whole class, make an "O-Q-I" chart.
O= observe "What do I know?"
Q=question "What do I question?"
I= infer "What do I think?"
Hand out 3 sticky notes to each student. Each student must make an observation "I know that...", a question "I wonder what/why...", and inference "I think..."
The next day preview the chart before continuing with the story.
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Purpose and Passion
by Carol Moehrle, R.N., B.S.N.
Passion and purpose go hand in hand. When you discover your purpose, you will normally find it's something you're tremendously passionate about. ~Steve Pavlina
Why do we do what we do? Is it to fulfill a deeper purpose? Are we drawn to it without really understanding it; calling it our purpose or passion?My dad and brother are farmers. They deal with the uncertainties of the weather, outside climate conditions, the market, etc. How do they do what they do with no control or influence? Why do they farm? The answer is simple. They farm because they have a purpose and a passion.How about you? Why do you teach? My guess is your purpose and passion draw you to the classroom and keep you coming back to serve our children. You teach because you see a reason or purpose. There may be times when you feel you have limited control and influence, but you serve with integrity and passion without absorbing the negative influences around you.Long ago you discovered your purpose, and you have found that teaching is something you are tremendously passionate about. Even when situations seem out of your control, you know you have a strong influence in the lives of children. Your passion shows daily as you help children succeed, working through their issues and troubles. One day they will find their own purposes and passions, which you will have helped to influence.
Remind yourself every day that your purpose and passion go hand in hand with the children you teach.
“Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.” Aristotle