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Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of September 3rd

posted Sep 5, 2017, 9:17 AM by Courtney Richardson

Ready or Not, Here they come!

I recently met and befriended a first-year teacher in a school just over the ridge from our farm. Last week she came to our house to get some books I wanted to donate to her classroom library. When I asked if she was ready for her first class of students, she responded, “My room is ready, but I don’t know if I am.” Well, ready or not, the kids are coming! She doesn’t know it, but she’s going to be a fantastic teacher. She’s energetic, bright, hard-working, funny, and compassionate. Best of all, she’s a passionate learner. She reads every professional book I’ve given her; she seeks one-on- one PD; and she’s invited me to teach in her classroom so she can learn how to teach guided reading. Whether Shawna realizes it or not, she’s ready to enter the most wonderful of all professions—ready to be a teacher!