Food For Thought

Food for Thought contains articles about reading, writing, math, social emotional learning, student engagement and equity.

The articles are current and they directly relate to the work and vision of both Galway and MCPS as a whole. The links below will provide a small glimpse in current issues and trends in education which I believe are important to our students, families, and teachers.

I hope you will find the articles relevant to the work you’re doing every day as a parent, a teacher, and even as a student. I hope they give you a little food for thought. 

-- Dr. Fuller, Principal

Teaching Students How to Ask For Help      

Here's What I Wish White Teachers Knew When Teaching My Black Children

Ten Things Schools Can Do Today For Black Students


Born to Win, Schooled to Lose

Instructional Equity is Essential for Student Success

Using Reading and Writing to Do Math

10 Powerful Community-Building Ideas

The Relationship Between Behavior & Academics

Teaching Students to Read Metacognitively

Focus on Learning, Not Grades

60-Second Strategy: Closing The Loop

The Text Disrupters

Reading Fuels Empathy. Do Screens Threaten That?

Elementary school physical education class combines exercise with math, literacy

7 Ways to Spark Engagement

Do’s and Don’ts of Teaching Black History

How Can I Help to Promote Diversity Without Relinquishing Any of My Power?

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

More than 4 million children endured lockdowns last school year, a groundbreaking Washington Post analysis found. The experience left many traumatized.

‘Learning Styles’ Aren't a Reliable Way to Categorize Students, Study Says

How To Ease Students Into Independent Inquiry Projects

Simple Tips for Boosting Teacher Resilience

A Simple but Powerful Class Opening Activity

How Does Poverty Influence Learning?

The Benefits of Ear-Reading

Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers

How High-Interest Examples of Math Prime Student Curiosity

17 Ways to Help Students With ADHD Concentrate>

Open Your Door: Why We Need to See Each Other Teach

Creating a Culture of Trust and Safety in Every Class

Independent Reading: Necessity or Luxury?

How to Teach Self-Regulation

Setting School Culture With Social And Emotional Learning Routines

Welcoming Students With a Smile

The Equity Diet: Building Capacity Through Daily Habits

Four Teaching Moves That Promote A Growth Mindset In All Readers

The Unexpected Power of Reading Conferences

Positive Words Go a Long Way

The best time to teach students how to cope with trauma? When there isn’t any

Why Kids Should Keep Using Their Fingers to do Math

VIDEO: Providing Quiet Peace Corners

Six Strategies to Help Introverts Thrive at School and Feel Understood

How "One Story" Can Excite Students About Reading And Connecting With Community

Relationships Matter More Than Rules

More Talking in Class, Please

Extending the Silence

Talk Moves

Reading Buddies

A Classroom Where Everyone Feels Welcome

11 Research-Based Classroom Management Strategies

5 Tips for Building Great Relationships with Students

Why you should send positive notes home (with a free template)

10 Easy Ways to Create an Awesome #SchoolCulture This Year

Anchor Charts 101: Why and How to Use Them






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