Equipping Teachers - Empowering Students
Professional Institute Products
The MorningStahr Observational Tool measures the “climate” in your building or district. This digital walk-through tool assists the building administrators and coaches to identify academic “hot” and “cold” spots.
STANDARDS COVERAGE GUIDE
The Morningstahr Standards Coverage Guide is a building leaders instructional “GPS” to ensure classroom teachers are preparing students to be academically ready to take their state standardized test by ensuring that all CCSS ELA standards are being addressed and taught during the academic year.
STUDENT REFLECTION JOURNAL
The ELA Student Reflection Notebook provides “reflectionary” evidence in support of the Common Core Standards. This evidence journal provides a quick assessment to assess student understanding of a particular standard by describing the knowledge and skills that an assessment or task elicits from students. This notebook also identifies the priority standards that are a carefully selected subset of the total of grade-specific standards that students must know and be able to do by the end of the year in order to be prepared for the standards at the next grade level. By providing these priority standards teachers can do a better job helping students by targeting, re-teaching and focusing more on these standards.
My Ed Buddy Products
Finally, a product that meets the needs of the educator in the 21st century. Teachers want to teach and in order to do that, they need resources that are effective and yet convenient. I've been in education 20 plus years and appreciate materials that allow me to hone my craft. I need resources that work for and with the rigor of my curriculum. I happen to be a fan, an ardent fan, of Common Core and post my standards each day explaining those standards and my expectations. I like having those standards preprinted and perfectly aligned. Saves time from writing them and I can get right to what I love doing-- teaching! Yes, this is definitely MyEdBuddy!
My Ed Buddy is an excellent resource for all teachers implementing the English/Language Arts Common Core standards. The kit outlines the importance of academic language with the general academic words and domain-specific words that are so important for students to succeed. The language structure and text complexity ideas are also insightful. My Ed Buddy has made implementing standards stress free.
I cannot believe that there is a product on the market that supports how our students learn to collaborate, discuss the text, and look for evidence while using the Common Core Standards. It’s difficult for our students to discuss the text however our students stay on target with their collaborative conversations and use accountable talk language thanks to My Ed Buddy. The conversational cards and the accountable talk frames are an excellent resource for any classroom.