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Research and Writing in Kindergarten:Part 5

This post is the fifth in a series about research and writing in Heather Bitka’s kindergarten classroom. To learn more about this project’s purpose and outcomes, you might want to […]

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What Kindergarteners Can Teach Us About Research, Creating Content, and Connected Learning: Part 4

This post is the fourth in a series about research and writing in Heather Bitka’s kindergarten classroom. To learn more about this project’s purpose and outcomes, you might want to […]

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What Kindergarteners Can Teach Us About Research, Creating Content, and Connected Learning: Part 2

Today’s post is the second in a series relevant to the learning that has transpired in Lockport teacher Heather Bitka’s kindergarten classroom this spring. I introduced Heather in this post. […]

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Research and Writing in Kindergarten

Last week, I introduced you to Heather Bitka, a Lockport Elementary Teacher that I have been co-planning an integrated writing unit with this spring. This experience enabled Heather, myself, visiting […]

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Thinkers Who Inspire Me

On my Kindle this week: The Power of Collective Wisdom and the Trap of Collective Folly by Alan Briskin, Sheryl Erickson, John Ott, and Tom Callanan. Forward by Peter Senge. […]

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Three Years: Reflecting on What I’ve Learned

When I first became a professional development provider, much of what I was capable of doing was limited to speaking engagements, short-term projects, and workshops. I worked on a team […]

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Teaching All Learners to Advocate for Their Needs

Reflective Journaling Enables Learners to Assess Their Needs As a teacher, when I began my own search for self-advocacy protocols, strategies, and processes, my efforts led me to countless books, […]

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Consulting with the Kids and Coaching them to Speak Their Needs

Internship Coordinator Sheri Barsottelli and Monica Wrobel, Studio Fellow and Intern   When I stand in front of a group of teachers and advocate for change, I tend to connect […]

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Exploring the Core: Reflecting and Revising Practice

“Use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.”  CCR.W.6 Last week, I had the honor of visiting Molly Koelle’s classroom. Molly […]

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Teaching and Learning with the Common Core

Much of this week has been spent in conversation with teachers and administrators who are beginning to unpack the Common Core Learning Standards and determine entry points into meaningful work […]

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