Now that I have entered this wonderful world of blogging with other teachers, I feel compelled to tell you about someone who has SO inspired my teaching. Her name is Cindy Middendorf and if you are not familiar with her, do yourself a favor - visit her website and read her books! If I have my facts right, she was a teacher for 30 years and 22 of them were spent teaching Kindergarten. She is now an educational consultant. I had the pleasure of attending two of her sessions (I would have gone to more, had they been offered) at the Wisconsin State Reading Association this last winter. GOOD NEWS for those of you who live in Wisconsin or our neighboring states...she will be the presenter at the Wisconsin Kindergarten Association Fall Conference this year! Mark it on your calendars - Saturday, October 15th in Stevens Point. See the link below for more information:
WKA Fall Conference
I highly recommend her professional development books. Buy them, sit down with a cup of coffee, a pen, a highlighter, and Post-It notes, and enjoy!
- Differentiating Instruction in Kindergarten
- Building Oral Language Skills in PreK and K
Cindy Middendorf also has a Differentiated Instruction focused lesson plan book through Scholastic.
Cindy Middendorf's website
I so hope that Cindy inspires you in the same way that she has inspired me. So many great ideas from her, so much energy, so much passion. Have fun!