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My One Little Word (Phrase): Be Mindful

Ego says, "Once everything falls into place, I'll find peace."  Spirit says, "Find your peace, and then everything will fall into place."                                                                      - Marianne Williamson When our team decided we were going to try looking at supporting our readers differently, I knew I had to rethink what I was doing.  Our plan was to consider students across the grade level, changing our view from the classroom to our community of learners.  As an intervention teacher, I wasn't sure how I could best help this work.  While I was already coming into the classrooms, this change would require me to reconsider the way I was using time. As I thought about our plan I tried to think through what was essential in providing additional support to these young learners.  What really made a difference in helping them to make fast progress?  I tried to consider my experience in intervention with my experience as a classroom