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DIY Literacy Reflection 1 #cyberPD

DIY Literacy Teaching Tools for Differentiation, Rigor and Independence Chapters 1-Bonus By Kate Roberts and Maggie Beattie Roberts

I am constantly looking for the things I use in my classroom as tools.  I grew up in a house full of tools and I was taught how to use most of them.  There were special tools for every project.  You don't use the band saw to cut a 2x4 in half and you can't use the circular saw to cut the intricate designs of a rocking horse.  Needle-nosed pliers are great for getting in tight spaces and a ratchet will  save you a lot of time and effort when making a bolt extra tight.   I think it's very important as educators to carry around as many tools as we can to help kids learn.  These tools are constantly changing as we learn more about learning and as times change in education.  Some tools we use all of the time, they are versatile and work in most situations but some tools get dusty in the bottom of the box.  You don't pull them out often but when …