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Exploring Literature Circles with Student Teachers

Yesterday with our pre-service PJ and JI literacy classes we explored the use of literature circles as part of a literacy program. The student teachers had read the novel… 431 more words


Guys Read: Funny Business

This series is a little different, but I already explained the guidelines in a previous blog post, so you can see that by clicking the tag on this post that says Guys Read, and it’ll take you there, or you can search with the search box above.. 84 more words

Book Review

Reading through Kirkus Reviews' Best of 2014

When Kirkus put out its annual list of the best kids books of 2014, I immediately went to my local library’s site. I live in a very rural area of Nova Scotia, but the library system had 9 of the 10 I requested on their shelves! 393 more words

Narratives, our stories: Empathy and Presence in the Face of Madness

I haven’t written a blog post in a while—I could blame lots of busy-ness, or a host of other things, but the truth is that it’s sometimes hard to know what to focus on, what to write about as a teacher and father in the 21st century. 2,349 more words