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What I Read in 2016

I really enjoyed looking back at everything I read in 2015, so I knew I wanted to capture my list again at the end of this year. I also wanted to beat my record of 44 books read last year, … Continue reading

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We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know

Back in October of 2015, when I was interviewing for my current position, I brought up the idea of hosting an Edcamp in my district. Once I got the job I set out to build a committee of teachers and … Continue reading

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June Reading Update

Here are my reading experiences from this past month. This brings my 2016 total to 44. I read 44 in 2015, so I think I will be crushing that goal this year, for #read16in16. Never Go Back (#18) by Lee Child- … Continue reading

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Even More Quotes That Resonate

When I read I annotate my books by underlining key words and phrases and making notes in the margins. Sometimes I underline a quote that I just can’t stop thinking about. Here is another post in my series of quotes … Continue reading

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Core Values

The Art of Coaching, by Elena Aguilar, is one of my favorite professional books. I have professed my respect for the work multiple times here on the blog. This month I finally began to read Aguilar’s newest book, The Art … Continue reading

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March Reading Update

This year I’m sharing the experiences I have reading.  This month I reached my #read16in16 goal, but there are plenty more books on my to-be-read list!   Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert -This book was on … Continue reading

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More Quotes That Resonate

As I read, I love to highlight lines that stand out to me.  I shared a collection of quotes that resonated with me here.   The quotes below have jumped off their pages and into my mind, bouncing off the … Continue reading

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Factors of Motivation and Engagement

As part of the state-wide implementation of the Common Core State Standards, California published an incredible document for educators- the ELA/ ELD Framework. Chapter two details “Key Considerations in the ELA/ Literacy and ELD Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment”.  Within this chapter … Continue reading

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Quotes That Resonate

I ended 2015 and entered 2016 determined to read more (and watch less bad TV!).  As I read, I highlight lines that stand out to me.  Below are a few quotes from my recent readings that resonated with me. “The way … Continue reading

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A Year of Mindfulness

One year ago I sat down with a friend, and the Unraveling the Year Ahead, by Susannah Conway. It was a journaling activity designed to help you reflect on 2014 and figure out your focus, and your one little word, … Continue reading

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