Monica Bermiss' Skits

Monica Bermiss believes acting out skits is an improved teaching practice from the previous year, when the children simply read about cause and effect and discussed it. “It is a reading skill presented in a different way to get them to have a different understanding,” she says. “The children I had last year looked to me for a response about their work. Children this year get positive reinforcement from each other more, because we’re listening to each other, looking at each other, saying, ‘You really did a great job.’”