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TLA 2017 San Antonio, TX

Ever since I visited as a child, I’ve been enchanted by the exotic and yet quintessentially Texan beauty of San Antonio. This visit was no exception. 420 more words


6 Minute Stories for 6 Year Olds

I was quite excited when I saw this book in the library catalogue, I placed a hold and awaited its arrival.   My nephew is turning 6 next month and I wanted to see if it would be something he would enjoy.   210 more words


My Spanish Journey

If you were to tell my little 4th grade elementary school self that I would be able to learn a new language, then the response you would receive would be “No way. 1,563 more words

"Secondary Literacy Instruction Non-Negotiables"

I got this handout at a training several years ago, and it’s one of the very few that I’ve ever liked. I keep this with a handful of other useful such things for when I do lesson planning. 128 more words


Using Video to Improve Instruction: Part 2 - #BLOG365 Day 207 @NBPTS #nbctstrong

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog post entitled Using Video to Improve Instruction. At the time I had come across an old video of when I was doing an object-based lesson with students in my sixth grade world history class. 490 more words


Not Exactly a Walk in the PARCC

It’s been a while since my last post, mostly because my school schedule was inconsistent. We were on spring break for a week and then had two weeks of PARCC testing. 601 more words


Day 25 NaPoWriMo: Exploring a Small, Defined Space


Flat, portable, expansive and relieved of constraints of time,

Words become worlds to simple and academic minds,

All rage, delight, and means to pacify lie, with just a look, 14 more words