Category Archives: SOL2015

Valuing with Accuracy: Seeing myself in the mirror of you.

I have some questions. Consider them with me if you would. Do we know how to value ourselves without the help of others? Whose responsibility is it to be sure we are truly seen? How can we make ourselves understood … Continue reading

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Got Water?

I drove up the Coast Highway toward a short getaway in Cambria, California last year between the NCTE conference in Washington DC and Thanksgiving Break. XM Radio playing my favorite music, my thoughts ran between events of the past week … Continue reading

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Thinking About History & Hamilton

So, I’m getting ready to go to this reunion a week from Saturday. (Well, I’m thinking and talking a lot about it.) Today a colleague showed me this video. featuring Lin-Manuel Miranda doing a rap. It’s cool. But what’s cooler … Continue reading

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Long Term English Learners

  I had opportunity to sit with eight middle school teachers this evening who came to a workshop offered by a colleague in my office.  She asked me to come give the participants an instructional experience with informational text. I pulled … Continue reading

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10 Things Currently 

Thank you to Two Writing Teachers for this idea on SOL15 Day 10. Also gratitude for the mentor text, ‘Currently’, Beverly Baird!   Listening to the car’s engine idle while sitting in the parking lot before my daughter’s year end … Continue reading

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