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Inquiry-Based Centers in Grades 3-8

Ali Marron was my instructor for “Power Tools that Accelerate Progress in Big Ways: Checklists, Scaffolds, and Charts,” which was one of the advanced sections I took at the TCRWP June Writing Institute. 378 more words

Mentor Texts

Wow, it's day 25

I love my job because I love the people.  I love the kids.  I love the parents. I love the teachers. I love the custodians. School is the best place to be. 106 more words

Body Love

I'm a rule-follower, BUT.....

……sometimes, you just have to break the rules. I’m skipping 2 prompts because I just don’t get them. One is today’s – about curating student work, and the other one us Monday’s, about my “PLN”. 760 more words

My Classroom smells like a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils...it must be the start of a new school year!

I, like most teachers, cherish my summer break. It’s a time of reflection. I often find myself asking what I feel I did right, what I could have done better and what I will do to improve myself and my lessons for the next year. 597 more words

New School Year

Middle school dances -- awesome or lame?

The year was 1990. I was 12 years old – not even a “teenager” yet when I went to my first junior high dance.
It cost $2 to get into the “Skylark” – the dance club for teens in my hometown. 552 more words

Battaglia the next big thing!!

Chris Battaglia is the future, and the future is bright.

The Coupeville Middle School eighth grader scored a pair of touchdowns in his team’s season opener Wednesday, heralding the start of what could be an impressive second season for the two-way star. 289 more words