Tag Archives: CCSS

[Mentor Text Monday] Author’s Craft

Have you ever finished a book and didn’t want to put it down? I just finished a great YA book and I was so sad to reach the end. The story ended well, but I wasn’t yet finished with the … Continue reading

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[Abecedary of Reflection] Resiliency

R: Resiliency Leadership is often about resiliency… standing up in the face of adversity, getting back up after being pushed down, planting the seeds of hope in what appears to be a field of rocks or concrete or unturned stones. … Continue reading

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THE Debate

Common Core.  Common Core State Standards. CCSS. In some circles, these are dreaded words  I have read the rants, heard many complaints, held my tongue, and waited. I have also responded when I felt it appropriate. I have come to … Continue reading

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Taking a Comprehensive Approach to Common Core Roll Out

I wrote this over a year ago and it was finally published by the Phi Delta Kappan Educational journal in their online Common Core support journal.  I’ve just entered a 5th grade classroom with two site-based Academic Coaches. We are doing a … Continue reading

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Two Years Down, One to Go!

A year ago I wrote a post about surviving the first year of my three-year doctoral program. After rereading that post, so many of my initial lessons still ring true. However, I have some new thoughts to add, now that … Continue reading

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Formulas for Writing?

After reading my post about the fear some teachers have of writing, one of my best friends told me she was very upset. As a middle school English teacher, she agreed with my notion that many teachers, especially non-English teachers … Continue reading

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Things I’m Loving Friday, Volume 3

This is my leadership and learning spin on a popular post (here and here). Volume One can be found here with Volume two nearby. Things I’m Loving Right Now: Math Work:  I never thought I would ever type those words on a … Continue reading

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