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Expecting Too Much--and Too Little--of Teachers

I was reading a professional text recently that, in many ways, moved me to nod my head so frequently as I was reading that I looked like one of those ubiquitous Mexican bobbing head turtles that you find at craft fairs and flea markets. 799 more words


Being A Mindful Parent- Choosing Books for Your Child

How does reading time work in a gentle parenting family?

The key is to be mindful… do not try to ‘accomplish’ tasks and activities with your child because you think you should. 1,367 more words


Resource Introduction: Achieve3000

What is it?

Achieve3000 is a text leveler, basically. That means the service takes text and re-writes it at different Lexile difficulty levels for readers of different proficiencies. 401 more words

Digital Resources

unabashed musings on a chocolate milk container

“Forgotten, soiled but useable still. That is what I am to you if will take the time to see me.”

Journalist, feminist, novelist, activist, teacher, … 98 more words

Frontier College

Teaching vs Assuming

While teaching a third year university course in the Early Childhood Program I(Cathy) caught myself making assumptions about my students’ levels of comprehension.  While working with with one student who seemed to lack a focus in her paper, I asked her to take the article we were examining home with her and highlight the important issues she noted on each page.   144 more words


The Weekly Text, May 27, 2016

It’s finally Memorial Day Weekend: I don’t know about you, but I’m glad! That extra day makes all the difference in the world at this time of year. 75 more words