Tag Archives: Writing

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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Why I Write

Today is a day of writing! NCTE,  The National Writing Project, and the New York Times Learning Network have partnered with Teaching Channel to share this campaign. Students and educators around the country are asked to reflect about why they … Continue reading

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[Mentor Text Monday] Writing a Book

I’m dusting off my Mentor Text Monday concept for a new post this week! Back in March I finished writing, revising, and editing my dissertation. Throughout the writing process I was constantly looking at other dissertations as mentor texts. I had … Continue reading

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Writing as Stress Relief

How could I forget? Writing is one of my favorite forms of stress relief. I LOVE writing! Whether I share it or not, whether anyone reads it or not, writing soothes me. Yet over and over again, I find myself … Continue reading

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Happy 3rd Birthday!

Some days I don’t even think about this blog. Other days I have 55 blog post ideas running through my mind and I can’t reach pen and paper or phone and app quick enough to record them all! I started … Continue reading

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The Doctoral Journey Round-Up

As I approach the end of my doctoral journey, I decided to round-up all of the posts I wrote throughout the process. The countdown clock to my graduation is now under 90 days- I remember when it was over 900! … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life of a District Administrator

I read a lot of blogs written by healthy lifestyle bloggers. Many of these bloggers post “A Day in the Life” blogs every few months to demonstrate a typical day in their world. Every time I read one I consider … Continue reading

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Things I’m Loving Friday, Volume 12

I enjoy reflecting on what in my professional and personal life has made me happy recently. Saturday writing friend dates: I am in the middle of data analysis and writing my final two chapters for my doctoral dissertation. One of my … 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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The Reader in Me

I was recently inspired by Franki Sibberson to write 100 Things about Me as a Reader. This was an idea she shared in Scholastic’s book Open a World of Possible, which I wrote about in my last Things I’m Loving … Continue reading

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