So many times I think, "How did she know that?" Or, "I never learned about that in college."
Right now I'm referring to reading comprehension.
This year my buddies and I had several conversations about read-alouds, comprehension and good teaching. Mrs. Roux was super pumped about this book.
Find the book on Amazon.
I bought it on Memorial Day and read chapter 1 this morning.
Can you say, "a bit overwhelmed?" I took notes, wrote down questions that I hope will be answered, and sighed a lot.
When I went to college I had NO IDEA that teaching was this thought-provoking. Or this scary. My job is to teach these kids. Not just sounds and sight words, but how to comprehend a text. Heck, I'm not sure how I even comprehend a text. It just happens (or it doesn't and I put the text away).
So, I'm thinking I better get on to the next chapters. Get some information, ideas, and learn what I need to know.