Tag Archives: Tara McCabe

March 02

Keeping Reading Magic in Middle School (or How We Reorganized our Middle School to Improve Reading) by Tara McCabe

When you build a reading community in your classroom, it’s magical.   We work all year to make magic happen in sixth grade.  My partner teacher and I are both joyful readers who are obsessed with instilling a love of reading in our students. We have extensive classroom libraries and read novels aloud daily. We […]

November 07

My Life as a Mom and a Teacher by Tara McCabe

I remember vividly my daughter Kelly’s first day of kindergarten, which was the same week I returned to college to get a teaching degree. Kelly was ready for school; she was very independent and was excited to be a student. With her plaid Catholic school jumper and a new backpack, she hopped on the bus […]