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Mar 1, 2018

Shawna and Laura discuss the enormous, all-too-familiar challenge of “fitting it all in”--particularly with regard to literacy--and how to maintain a daily schedule for her students that is meaningful, engaging, and developmentally appropriate.

Like many teachers, though, Laura finds it difficult to balance building positive, healthy relationships with her students alongside "managing" them as a whole group. One of her biggest challenges is related to planning and making all of the (aforementioned) decisions she must make as a teacher--both ahead of time and “in the moment.” She worries about how to fit in valuable instruction around skills that many perceive as "non-academic" or “soft” along with more traditionally-recognized "academic" skills.