Sara J.'s Profile

Sara J.
Classroom teacher
Fort Bend ISD
Sugar Land, United States
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My Grades 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts

About Me

I am a proud product of Fort Bend ISD's wonderful teachers and schools, and am equally proud to have spent my nine-year teaching career in FBISD. As an educator and Abydos Trainer, I strive to be the guide on the side. Skill-building of any kind - reading, writing, speaking, using technology - is about building up a student who takes the driver's seat to the classroom.

The words that best sum up me as a teacher and presenter are innovative, reflective, and strategic. All of these boil down to one trait: thoughtful. When crafting lessons and assignments, I am purposeful in my approach. Merely throwing movement or technology or grouping into a lesson will not necessarily result in more learning. I'm methodical in lesson planning, drawing on experience, brain and cognitive development theory, and the creative drive I have that makes me demand more of myself and of my students.

check out my blog: http://guidingontheside.blogspot.com/

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My Reviews

PicCollage - Photo Collage Maker & Picture Editor
Easy way to make digital collages
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June 9, 2015
Simple English Wikipedia
Bridges learning for students who need language support
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June 9, 2015
Parable of the Polygons
Interesting and a great lesson to jump-start discussion
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May 26, 2015
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My Lesson Plans

Padlet & Poetry
2
English Language Arts
Grade 4 – 12
2 steps
February 20, 2016
Create Your Own Digital Archive
1
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Grade 6 – 12
3 steps
February 20, 2016
Text Smash/App Smash
1
English Language Arts
Grade 5 – 12
4 steps
February 1, 2016
Using Plickers for Contructed Response
1
English Language Arts
Grade 4 – 12
3 steps
January 18, 2016
Sentence Combining with Simple Wikipedia
3
English Language Arts
Grade 5 – 12
3 steps
June 9, 2015
Digital Writing Roulette
1
English Language Arts
Grade 4 – 12
2 steps
June 9, 2015
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My Blog Posts

Teaching Shakespeare in a Flipped Classroom
posted on April 4, 2016
Scaffold strategically and flip thoughtfully with these five tips.

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