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PD Book Review: 9 Things You Should Know about 180 Days by Gallagher and Kittle

How do you fit it all in? The short answer is, you don’t. Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle take their readers through 180 days of teaching high school English and share the tough decisions they make about curriculum and lesson plan design. 1,108 more words

Professional Development

#SOL18: Planning

Do you love to plan?  Do you hate to plan? 

Planning can take many forms.  Planning to write in the form of creating an outline and then following it point by point . 609 more words


Let’s Spread More Book Love

I have been blown away this year by the new bridges books have built in my classroom. Much of it is due to being inspired by other teachers in my building. 1,377 more words

The Inner-Critic

“BOTH OF US PLAY IN OUR WRITING NOTEBOOKS. It is a fail-free place where we think deeply about ideas and teaching practices, experiment with writing we’ll share with students, and develop confidence as writers through regular practice.

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Blog Tour: It's All About the Books

Adapted from “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor

“Because you know I’m all about the books,
‘Bout the books, everywhere
I’m all ’bout books, in the bookroom, and classroom…

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A Summer of Study, a Summer of Reading by Penny Kittle 

So what are you planning for this summer? I’m going to see Dave Mathews in concert five times (ridiculous, right?). I will walk my dogs in Whitaker Woods every chance I get, and I will climb a few mountains in the Presidential Range. 923 more words

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Intentional Teaching

I’ve been giving a lot of thought lately to the intentionality that should be teaching.  For example, how many of us (I’ll jump in here just so I don’t point fingers…) tell our students that they should ‘compare these two (……) and tell how they’re different.” 755 more words