Category Archives: Passion for teaching

The Intimacy of Colleagues in Common

 There is an intimacy found with colleagues who are passionate about literacy and children’s learning that I find nowhere outside these circles.  When we sit together and share our learning, our thoughts, our resources and concerns, the talk often stretches … Continue reading

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What is Reading?

Seriously.  Can we talk? Get ready because there just may be a rant brewing. Sometimes people who teach children to read will say things. And those things offend. Not because they’re intended to do so. Definitely not. Teachers are amazing … Continue reading

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Recovery Matters

So, I had surgery right before Christmas.  It wasn’t a small thing. It was a big thing, although not life threatening unless you consider it was surgery.  It was the kind of operation that was so necessary I couldn’t wait. … Continue reading

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From Riverside to Riverside . . . the learning continues

Originally posted on Resource – Full:
Until four years ago, this was what I expected to see and hear IF and WHEN I visited New York. Did you check it out? That’s what I knew about New York! My world…

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Count down to Genius

2 hours from now –  I will sit on my couch and write an introduction for the honored guest who will visit the sweetest little school by the sea tomorrow morning. 3 hours from now – I will write questions … Continue reading

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Child Matters: Test Scores, Community, Growth

What happens with a staff full of teachers meet to view their Smarter Balanced test data for the first time? Continue reading

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Child Matters

It’s Thursday night. It’s been a great second week of school.  The kids have been on campus for eight days now. Eight important, formative, instructional days. The campus is abuzz and it sounds something like this: “I feel like I … Continue reading

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