Mrs. McGeorge

Jeannie is a K-6 Spanish teacher who also teachers a Language Arts Enrichment class to three sections of 6th graders in Richmond, Virginia. She loves working with all of the age groups and seeing the children grow from year to year. Jeannie’s true passion has always been writing, therefore teaching LAE is truly enriching for her. She loves helping students find their inner writer.

Keeping Writing Relevant

Keeping Writing Relevant

Through staff development, writing workshops, and online articles, the importance of keeping assignments relevant to student life has been a constant theme. The idea sounds logical and quite simple, however, sometimes it is easier said than done.

Through staff development, writing workshops, and online articles, the importance of keeping assignments relevant to student life has been a constant theme. The idea sounds logical and quite simple, however, sometimes it is easier said than done. ... read more

Blogging for Differentiation

Blogging for Differentiation

I can remember hearing the word differentiation during my college education classes and thinking that the word alone sounded daunting. Little did I know how truly daunting it would become when actually faced with a room full of students with different needs, capabilities, strengths and weaknesses.

I can remember hearing the word differentiation during my college education classes and thinking that the word alone sounded daunting. Little did I know how truly daunting it would become when actually faced with a room full of students with different needs, capabilities, strengths and weaknesses.... read more

Digital Citizenship in a BYOD World

Digital Citizenship in a BYOD World

Our school was never known for our utilization of technology. This all changed last year, when our administrators implemented a Bring Your Own Device policy (B.Y.O.D) for our middle school students. This rather radical change was greeted with a variety of emotions from teachers and parents alike.

Our school was never known for our utilization of technology. This all changed last year, when our administrators implemented a Bring Your Own Device policy (B.Y.O.D) for our middle school students. This rather radical change was greeted with a variety of emotions from teachers and parents alike. ... read more

Find Your Space

Find Your Space

When I went to check my email one evening, I had a note from one of my 6th graders, asking me if she could post her own personal story onto Bulldog Blogs. And then it hit me, a journal blog. It was genius! As much as I love inspiring my students, I love it even more when they inspire me.

When I went to check my email one evening, I had a note from one of my 6th graders, asking me if she could post her own personal story onto Bulldog Blogs. And then it hit me, a journal blog. It was genius! As much as I love inspiring my students, I love it even more when they inspire me.... read more

Creating Constructive Commenters

Creating Constructive Commenters

My students began their writing assignment in class and were required to finish their post for homework. Out of curiosity, I hopped on Kidblog that evening to see what my students were posting. I wasn’t surprised to see their blog posts pouring in; I was, however, surprised to find the little notification that told me I had comments awaiting my approval.

My students began their writing assignment in class and were required to finish their post for homework. Out of curiosity, I hopped on Kidblog that evening to see what my students were posting. I wasn't surprised to see their blog posts pouring in; I was, however, surprised to find the little notification that told me I had comments awaiting my approval.... read more

Developing a Young Writer’s Enthusiasm

Developing a Young Writer’s Enthusiasm

In my four years of teaching, I have observed the enthusiasm of my 6th grade writers dwindle from year to year. Last year specifically, when asking my students their thoughts on writing, I was overwhelmed by their negativity and disdain for writing. I couldn’t help but wonder, why?

In my four years of teaching, I have observed the enthusiasm of my 6th grade writers dwindle from year to year. Last year specifically, when asking my students their thoughts on writing, I was overwhelmed by their negativity and disdain for writing. I couldn't help but wonder, why?... read more