Some students can feel so difficult to work with that the challenge begins to strain a teacher's empathy. Alex Shevrin offers some tips for how she shifts her mindset when this happens and proactively practices self-care.
Learning to read doesn't stop after third grade. Students will continue to encounter difficult texts and having a growth mindset about struggle, paired with lots of strategies, will help them tackle even them most difficult readings.
Students are never too young to explain their thinking. When teachers encourage them to back up their claims with evidence from a young age, they will be more accustomed to doing so when problems get more challenging.