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Building Resiliency: June

In January I began a deep dive in Elena Aguilar’s Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators and the accompanying workbook. I hope to share some of my reflections as I build daily habits to strength my own resilience and support … Continue reading

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Making Time for Classroom Visits

The next topic in my Time Management for Leaders Series is all about making time for classroom visits. I believe that outside of ensuring the safety of students and staff, the role of instructional leader is the most important part … Continue reading

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The Writing Process for a Blog Writer

I’ve been doing a lot of reading of professional literature on the teaching of writing, the writing workshop, and the writing standards for students. As the idea of the writing process comes up over and over again, I took pause … Continue reading

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[Mentor Text Monday] Word After Word After Word

For the last few months I have watched teachers and leaders truly see the value in mentor texts. Until you are exposed to the purpose and value of mentor texts, the phrase has no meaning. Once you have that a-ha … Continue reading

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Engaging the Unconnected

Over the last two years, I have read many blog posts, articles, and even some rants about unconnected educators. Why won’t they use social media? Don’t they know the benefits of being a connected learner? I’ve seen Twitter debates about … 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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Flagged for More Follow Up

A year ago I wrote a post about blogs that I had flagged for follow-up. Since then I have flagged hundreds of more blog posts (literally hundreds – I just found the easy way to see all my flags in my … Continue reading

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[Abecedary of Reflection] Voice

V: Voice One of the best parts about blogging is that it provides me with a chance to find my voice as a writer. I’ve written before about how important I think it is for for learners (both children and … Continue reading

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[Mentor Text Monday] Paragraphs

For my latest mentor text discussion, I am going to study how authors create paragraphs. Based on my recent posts on writing (Fear & Formulas) and discussions with friends and colleagues, I wanted to explore the idea of what a … Continue reading

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Purposeful Close Reading

Like so many educational colleagues, I have physical and virtual piles of professional readings about the art of close reading. I am truly enjoying the posts written by Christopher Lehman, Kate Roberts, and those of the contributors to their #Close … Continue reading

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