Tag Archives: colleagues

Learning in Public

I got to have a long-breakfast-lunch-time with a treasured colleague who’s become a heart friend last week. Thanks to a once in a blue moon Wednesday holiday from school, he – from the East Coast – Brooklyn – and me from … Continue reading

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Kahoot! Why I Blog

This evening I learned something new!  I was just sitting down to write my blog post for the day and I came across this blog by Chris at Reading Amidst the Chaos.  I hadn’t ever heard of Kahoot! before. I … Continue reading

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Write like this: Lame Blog Post Day

A lame Slice of Life would be the moment you decide you are going to write this one long sentence then go out and figure out how your third vacation day will go because you had a great idea for … Continue reading

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What a difference a text makes

An esteemed colleague and friend texted me on my way home from a long day and dinner tonight.  “Thinking about you & wishing you the best…” he wrote. Wow.  We texted back and forth. A little personal exchange, but mostly … Continue reading

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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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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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Awards for a NYC Weekend

Fastest Ride to LAX:  Goes to my son. Slow down and be safe honey, someone wants you to survive college intact! Squishiest Airline Seat Ever:  Delta – wow. They’ve squeezed in a couple more rows now. At least we can … Continue reading

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