My name is Ruth Kriteman. I have lived and worked in the state of New Mexico for many years. I love it here; there is so much that makes it a great place to live: the high desert climate, the incredibly warm people, the abundance of cool places to visit, great indoor and outdoor activities, the diverse cultural experiences, and green and red chile, which we put on EVERYTHING! New Mexico prides itself on being a multicultural state. We tout our minority-majority status and the fact that our state...Read More
The OCDE Project GLAD® model embeds classroom, team, and individual management strategies that create interaction in the classroom. Students practice language with teams and partners. They move around the classroom to bring oxygen and glucose to the brain that stimulates thinking. Students are provided daily opportunities for decision making and problem solving. Respectful, interactive, language-rich classrooms are the result. How can teachers move those classroom management practices to an onli...Read More
It has been twenty years since I took my first Project GLAD training. After I left that impactful week of training, Project GLAD became the foundation of my teaching. Over the years, I have witnessed how Project GLAD has had an impact on student achievement, student engagement, and teacher collaboration.
As we look to grow our reach in this ever-changing digital world, we should consider taking it back to the basics. I am talking when phones were attached with a cord, a paper map took you across the country and your cassette tape had to be flipped over halfway through. Might you consider the 3 building blocks to grow your reach: Talk, Listen and Ask Questions and Share. Now before you say you’ve heard it before, consider the digital world we are in and pause to reflect if you as a trainer ...Read More
The power of YET is a big factor in our success at Sunburst. If our kids understand the power of YET they will have a greater belief in themselves as well as gain better self confidence. Working with specific students in smaller groups works to give them the opportunity to learn their own voice and to gain confidence. When you can’t read, or struggle with it, you lose so much confidence in your ability to succeed. So, we want to give them their self confidence back. Another benefit for us ...Read More
We believe that our students needs to have multiple opportunities to rehearse their learning. The T Graph is a great was to get student’s feedback. During our training Ms. Martinez shared a great Growth Mindset activity that we could use tomorrow in our classrooms. Alejandra, Art and Liz