Tag Archives: communication

Why I Write in 2016

Every October 20 is National Day on Writing. I first learned of the day last year through various blogs I follow, which led me to the NCTE page linked above for more information. Last year I wrote about why I … Continue reading

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Another Day in the Life

My first day in the life post demonstrated one type of work day for me, in my current role as a district administrator. Because each day can be so different, I decided to capture a different day. I wish I … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the Here and Now

Hi blog! Hi readers! It feels like it’s been forever since I was here. In the last few weeks, I have not felt very mindful about anything other than my stress levels. But after an emotional week, I unwittingly did … Continue reading

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[Mentor Text Monday] Emails

My Mentor Text Monday posts are few and far between these days. But every once in a while, I think of some type of text to share. These posts are about me as a reader, a writer, and a communicator. Today … Continue reading

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Most Used Emoticons

Anyone who has an iPhone (or other i-device) and who sends text messages with emoticons is probably familiar with the “most used” feature. When adding an emoticon to a text message, I can scroll through many pages of options, or … Continue reading

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[Mentor Text Monday] Tweets

I haven’t posted a Mentor Text post in a while, due to most of my reading being dense research articles. I remind my readers that research articles are not the type of writing you want students or teachers, or most normal … 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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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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