Glancing through the latest newsletter from the North Central Educational Service District, I came upon a beautiful essay written by regional teacher of the year Lisa Snyder.
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Summer is upon us, albeit rainy, and I embrace the break much as every student. However, I must reiterate that learning has to be reinforced over the summer. Without some type of conscious effort to practice and maintain skills, students lose on average 20% of what they learned during the school year. I don’t recommend hours and hours a day. I do recommend something.
One of the nice things about being a teacher is that you are always learning. Last quarter I had two deaf students in my math and reading classes. They were amazing men with lots of interesting stories in their lives. They also had a wonderful attitude and huge motivation.At some point in the quarter, we were discussing the differences between their, there, and they’re, and their interpreter pointed out that if you’re deaf, those words aren’t a problem because they each have their own sign. I had never thought about ...
Jim and Rosemary Tiffany stopped by the office last week to talk about the work they are doing to bridge the cultural divide in North Central Washington. Tiffany is the former publisher of El Mundo and Rosemary teaches kindergarten at Lewis and Clark Elementary. For almost two decades, the two have been working in the community to build stronger relationships between Anglos and Latino. On Thursday, the City of Wenatchee's Diversity Advisory Committee is sponsoring a workshop at the Wenatchee Convention Center led by the Tiffanys that is open to ...