September 19, 2014
Barbara Turkdamar, at Northeast also participated in a video coaching session with Sue Woodruff. Barbara shared a video of a recent Thinking Reading portion of her Fusion class to Sue and they meet at Northeast for a discussion. Together they developed a set of next steps for instruction that Barbara chose herself. This process was facilitated by Sue, but as an observer, I can say that Barbara was in charge in directing her own next steps for her teaching practices. Although it is naturally awkward to watch yourself in a video, I think I can speak for Barbara in saying that this process was beneficial and nonthreatening. I will be taking short videos when visiting classrooms in the future and uploading into Google for each of you. I am looking to hear from the first volunteers!!
Malcolm Mitchell Book Club Story
A Little Trivia
Question: What was Kevin's disease in 'Freak The Mighty'?
Answer: It's called Morquio Syndrome, and is a relatively rare form of dwarfism with serious medical consequences. If you need more information about Morquio Syndrome, check it out on www.drkoop.com or try typing it into a search engine.
Find out more information from the author, Rodman Philbrick at: