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Staying Calm: The Dublin Literacy Conference

Friday, February 23

The day was almost here! This year, I was the Chairperson for the Dublin Literacy Conference. We had been working toward this day for months, and today was the day that I would really dig in with my co-chair, Marisa, and get all of the final details worked out. 914 more words

Leading

Science in the Library

I have been reading  Roald Dahl’s The BFG to my fourth grade classes trying to encourage them to read (and finish) chapter books. After several weeks and realizing that I wouldn’t finish before the end of the year, I bought 3 copies of the book from the bookstore and gave them to the teachers after they promised they would read everyday until they finished it (I will be checking with the students and ask for my book back if they aren’t holding to their promise). 394 more words

Cyclone Rain

rain’s dragonish curves
stinging, quartz-like mask
cuts away winter

Copyright 2018 Brenda Davis Harsham 152 more words

Poetry

"A Long Walk to Water"; Exit Tickets

Quick, meaningful, formative assessment is essential in any teaching lesson.  Especially when you are moving through a novel with a classroom of students.  It is often difficult to manage the individual student’s measure of comprehension with middle and high school classes.  264 more words

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park

This book is made up of two stories. One is about Salva, a Sudanese “Lost Boy” whose story is set in 1985. When Salva’s village Loun-Ariik gets attacked by rebels, he is ordered to hide. 181 more words

Fiction

#Dublit18, Inspiration

What inspires me to continue on the path that I have chosen? Why am I an educator? I sit and I ponder this probably more than any sane human should. 888 more words

Dublin Lit Conference 2018

After a multi-year break, I finally went back to the Dublin Lit Conference. This is one of my favorite conferences to attend, but it fell to the bottom of my priority list since focusing on a single content area in 2014: mathematics. 1,236 more words