Archive for March, 2009

This is How We Share Our Toys

I realize that I may be the last person on earth who will finally own her very own Flip Video Camera, and I’ll bet none of you are suprised that the only […]

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To Decorate or Educate? Thinking About What the Walls Of Our Classrooms Reveal

Lately, quite a few of the teachers and administrators that I work with have been chatting about different ways to maximize classroom wall space. This might seem like a trivial […]

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Connecting: A Story in Avatars

Once upon a time, I connected to Emily and Jennifer and many others (who are writers, not teachers btw). Intrigued,  Laura began to blog. And with a bit of support from   and  […]

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What Should I Read Next?

You know the kid: the one who grows his bangs a little longer to hide the eyes beneath his glasses. This way, you’ll never know exactly where he’s looking…..up at […]

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Speak

  I’ve been using Wordle to begin conversations around standards this year, and I have to admit, it’s kinda neat to pull these posters out and watch teachers get excited about […]

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Speaking of Service Learning

I’m going to take a break today and direct you to my daughter Laura’s blog. She could use a bit of support with a new project idea. I’ll let her explain……

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Can Service Learning Offer Solutions to Our Current Economic Crisis?

Last week, I was asked to begin crafting a guest post in response to the question I’ve posed in my title. I’m curious: how would YOU answer that question? Service […]

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First They Ignore You

Who is ignoring you? Who or what are you ignoring? Thanks to Susan Morgan for giving me much to think about.

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Teaching Content is Teaching Reading

Dan Willingham has been known to challenge a popular theory or two. I find his work provocative, and I have refined my own perspectives a bit upon consideration of some […]

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Students Seeking Publication

Once upon a time, publication was seen as the “icing” on the composition cake. Providing kids the chance to publish their work was a nice idea, but it was hardly […]

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