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Five Ways to Support Autonomous Learning

It all started when we were about two weeks deep into our new pandemic lifestyle. John and I were sitting in our living room, which sits about twenty feet from […]

Humanizing the Distance Learning Experience

“I just ordered my first box of those weird under eye gel patch thingies that everyone from Rachel Hollis to Oprah to Brene Brown seems to be sporting on social […]

Chatting with Judge Penny Wolfgang About the Common Core and the WNY Young Writer’s Studio

Last week, Judge Penny Wolfgang invited me in to her studio at Entercom Communications to chat about the WNY Young Writer’s Studio, the Common Core Learning Standards, and the influence […]

Links and Pins from Where I’ve Been: Creating an Installation of Works in Progress

I am BEYOND EXCITED to be hosting this event with everyone at the WNY Young Writer’s Studio! For the last several years, our annual writing celebrations were inspired by the […]

The Power of the Post It

I like my laptop, but I love Post Its. iPads certainly support the professional learning that happens in my sessions, but Post Its contain that learning and make it transparent […]


“There’s a ghost in our classroom,” Ian informed me as I slid into the seat right next to him. “Really?” I asked, looking around his kindergarten classroom for clues. “How […]