Archive for November, 2008

Needing a Peer Review

Yesterday was a coaching day, and I had an awful lot of fun hanging out with sixth grade students for the better part of the morning. I began the day […]

Shoe Stories: Where Great Ideas Are Born

This post is for the teachers who hang out with me at the WNY Young Writers’ Studio, because Betsy asked: Ideas are but one of the Six Traits of Writing, […]

A Whole New Kind of Performance Task


The “Stuff” of Change

“Well, I hope now that he’s been elected, he can live up to that great promise of change that he’s been prattling on about for two years.” Barack Obama hadn’t […]

The 6+1 Traits of Writing: Helpful Resources

Allowing assessment to become an informative piece of the instructional process can start with very small steps, and in my experience, starting small prevents overwhelm and allows the true meaning […]

Why Should I?

People debate the pros and cons of immunization quite a bit in my personal parenting circle. My kids are immunized of course, as they have to be, but I’m fairly […]

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