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Let them Read!

In my high school class, I read. I inhaled books at every opportunity available. I made numerous stops a week to the library to refill my book supply. 418 more words

David Bowie's Top Songs? According to...?

With the surprising passing of David Bowie just a few days ago, I have come across a number of tweets from websites and publications proclaiming “ 680 more words


Engaging Students in Pleasure Reading

I spend a lot of time in many classrooms throughout our system and a common theme with the intermediate educators I work with is that their students seem disinterested in reading for pleasure.   640 more words


NCTE 2015

Minneapolis, Minnesota. NCTE. Lots of learning. Lots of being told by Melissa that I wasn’t going to be mugged. And a lot of confusion in the skyway.  561 more words

The Power of a PLN

The idea of creating a PLN (Personal Learning Network)has been transformed with the proliferation of social media.  In the past we made connections within our schools or neighboring district, through workshops we attended, or classes we took.  641 more words

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

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