Teaching with Intention! {Chapter Two}

I’m going to start off by warning you that this is a longer post but it is one of the most CRITICAL parts of the book.  I know right, this is only chapter two and we’re getting deep here!  Before reading on, take a second to jot down a few of your beliefs in education.  I’ll wait… ๐Ÿ™‚ * ** *** **** ***** ****** ******* ******* ****** ***** **** *** ** * In this chapter, Debbie discusses her beliefs in education.  What I love about this chapter is that it required me to first think about my own beliefs.  And, do…

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Teaching with Intention {Chapter One}

I don’t know about you, but I believe that God puts certain things into your life at just the right time.  While reading Guided Math by Laney Sammons, she referenced the book Teaching with Intention by Debbie Miller and the “feeling of endless time” that Debbie discusses.  I felt so intrigued and just had to check out the book.  I downloaded a Kindle sample and read through the first couple of chapters.  I was instantly in love.  I think I fell in love so quickly because it was just what I needed as I moved from a special education position…

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Teaching with Intention {Chapter Three}

So I think it’s safe to say that classroom environment is important.  I am also willing to bet that something stated in your beliefs on education that you have been pondering about (and hopefully recording :D) regard the environment of your classroom.  The environment sets the tone for what happens in the classroom throughout the entire school year.  But how the heck do we begin to create a classroom environment that fits all of our hopes and dreams?  That’s a difficult task.  Debbie Miller suggests that you start by purging and organizing all of the things that sometimes clutter our…

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Teaching with Intention {Chapter One}

I don’t know about you, but I believe that God puts certain things into your life at just the right time.  While reading Guided Math by Laney Sammons, she referenced the book Teaching with Intention by Debbie Miller and the “feeling of endless time” that Debbie discusses.  I felt so intrigued and just had to check out the book.  I downloaded a Kindle sample and read through the first couple of chapters.  I was instantly in love.  I think I fell in love so quickly because it was just what I needed as I moved from a special education position…

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