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“My mother and my father were illiterate immigrants from Russia.  When I was a child they were constantly amazed that I could go to a building and take a book on any subject. 25 more words

Children's book illustration brief

The House That Snacks Built

Currently working on a children’s book called “The House That Snacks Built”. Having lots of fun playing around with different illustration styles. 110 more words

Blog

Vol.#92: ISTE 2015 Presentation Screencast [CROSSPOST]

My last two posts on Teaching Speaks Volumes have been about the steps to convert student-completed Google Forms to WordPress blog posts and why I use it in my classroom for Independent Reading. 87 more words

Technology

Two is company - three is learning

Do we underestimate the importance of instruction?

We quite rightly value the relationship between the teacher and the student. It forms the basis of everything that we want to achieve as teachers. 526 more words

Literacy

Australian Literacy Educators' Association conference - Day 1

My head is buzzing after the first day of the ALEA conference in Canberra. I really value conferences such as this for the opportunity to share ideas and learn from teacher and researcher leaders in my field. 872 more words

Teaching

The Death Cure

Warnings: emotions.

The trials are over. WICKED is planning to restore the survivors’ memories and complete the final cure for the Flare.
But Thomas has already remembered more than they think.
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Book Review