Vocabulary “Speed Dating”


I’m wondering how many of you had an experience similar to mine on Friday afternoon?  I walked into the library feeling tired and already filled to the brim with the events of the week.  I knew that the plan and new format for our professional learning was going to result in great new learning, yet I still had to push myself to get past that “dragging” feeling.  Here’s where “WE’RE BETTER TOGETHER” resonated for me in spades!  In almost no time, the enthusiasm for the sharing of new ideas permeated the room and I no longer felt a twinge of any of the downward drag I had been aware of.  That collaborative energy was so uplifting and so clearly an example of the community of learners culture that we are building at Mohegan together.  Thank you all for joining me so earnestly in this work.  A special thank you to our presenters:  Laura, Jess, Melissa, Tracey, and Julia for the time and care you took to prepare and share your important strategies to help us teach vocabulary with a clearer intention and focus.

Please let me know your thoughts about the “speed dating” format to see if it’s something we’d like to use again for a different purpose.

Here is a graphic I found that does a great job of summarizing the key ideas we spent time with on Friday.  Go to the link listed at the bottom for other excellent infographics related to vocabulary in particular, and reading, in general.


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