Monday Mornings: Proverbs, Quotes, and More

“A good example has twice the value of good advice.” –Proverb

I was talking to an acquaintance last night, and he told me he had just completed his first marathon. I have to write, I was impressed!


He said: “It was empowering, and motivating, afterwards, knowing that I could do it. It made me feel like I could do others things too.”

For me, his completing the marathon was a good example that had twice the value of advice! (versus someone telling me I should exercise, etc.)

Have a great week!

Text Dependent Questions

jpg_5034-Clipart-Illustration-of-Question-Mark-Cartoon-Character-With-Speech-Bubble-2What are text dependent questions?

Text dependent question are questions that can only be answered by looking at/understanding the text.

For example, think of the story Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White.

A text dependent question would be: What were the reasons Fern gave to her father for not killing Wilbur?

A non-text dependent question would be: Have you ever stood up for something you believed in and why?

Both questions are good, but only one requires the text in order to answer the question.

Think about the questions you ask. Be sure to include text dependent questions, as they require students to show a good understanding/comprehension of what they have read.

I Love My Label Maker!

Label MakerThe more organized I am, the better I feel (less clutter and clearer thinking). With all the paperwork in teaching, it really helps to be organized!

That is why I am recommending buying a label maker. I bought mine at Costco about a year ago. I still love it and still use it. I find it super helpful in labeling files, bins, etc. This really has made my life easier. Definitely worth the purchase! (at around $25.00.)