The more and more we talked about our struggles, the more and more we decided that
we had had enough. We wanted to be teachers who covered the standards while cutting out the resources that were full of frills, fluff, and superficial learning. We didn’t want to just “get through” our day, we wanted to “own” our day. We ditched our books and set out on the adventure of the Reader’s-Writer’s Workshop. Here is where we fell in love with teaching.
created a formula for what students needed in order to be successful from the first exposure to a standard to the assessment and then beyond. We practiced it, tweaked it, mastered it, and perfected it for multiple yearsbefore discovering ourselves as The Rigorous Owl.
We love to create a scene for our students to walk up to. From the moment our students catch a glimpse of their classroom, they are excited to see what is in store for them. When we are having
fun, they are having fun…and we are confident that they are learning.
We guide passionate educators who are determined to stand out from the crowd by providing thorough, high quality, no prep lessons that will keep students engaged and begging for more. Our goal is to help students love their learningand in turn love you, their teacher.
Music: Country vs Punk
Reading: Fiction vs Nonfiction/ Self Help/ Magazines
Who we are at school:
- Student Council Leaders: Here’s some of the things we’ve started!! Mascots, Murals, Spirit days, and College Flags
- Running Club
- Reader’s Notebook Fanatics
- The “Go-To” for Reading Motivation
Who we are in our classroom:
- Reading Fanatics
- Roald Dahl Freaks
- Lit Circle Geeks
- Reading Challenge Cheerleaders
- Goal Setters
- Meaningful Engaging Scenario Facilitators
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