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The Greatest Catch: A Review of Reading

I recently finished reading The Greatest Catch: A Life in Teaching by Penny Kittle. I picked it up because I read Write Beside Them last semester and absolutely loved it. 364 more words

From the Classroom: The Power of the Booktalk

By Tricia Ebarvia

Although I’d been doing some form of independent reading for several years, with each year better than the one before, I came into last school year determined to commit in a way I hadn’t before. 2,611 more words

Key Strategies

Specialized Methods Week One Reflection #specmethods

Week One in the Specialized Methods course was spent reviewing material from CSC’s Theory and Practice of Teaching Writing course in addition to reading specific blog posts that I will curate. 874 more words


Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer's Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits

This is the PERFECT book to read before going back to school because it made me so excited to start this new (to me and my students) approach! 480 more words

What I'm Reading This Summer: Education Edition

‘Tis the season for getting into some good education books. I’m not in grad school yet so it’s good to get into some more academic reading. 390 more words

Curriculum And Instruction

Goals for Next Year for English

I spend a lot of time planning. Not just for my classroom. I’m a planner by nature. I’m constantly spending time planning future trips or activities to do with my kids and family. 817 more words

From the Classroom: If You Build It, They Will Come: The Classroom Library

Three years ago, my first attempt at a classroom library was a collection of titles that I’d read during and after college. Well-loved copies of books like A Farewell to Arms, Pride and Prejudice, and  261 more words

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