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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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New Year…New Word

I love this time of year. It’s the time when everything slows in the world of school and work and the focus shifts to family.  Days and evenings are dedicated to connecting, reconnecting and spending time with people we love.  Loved … 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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Not Just Any First Day of School

Today is my last official day of summer. However, this whole summer has pretty much been spent getting ready for what will begin tomorrow at 7:30 am. The feeling at my house this evening is one of eager anticipation, mixed … Continue reading

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Fireworks, Fun & Freedom

Fourth of July weekend just passed. The gusto with which this holiday is celebrated in this little seaside town is quite astonishing. Fireworks begin to be heard throughout the town at all hours weeks before the fourth. Houses are adorned … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Truth in Song

A life long friend shared this song along with her heartfelt words, “This reminds me of us”. The sentiment spoke to years of caring and connection mixed with growth and on occasion, hurt feelings … of mistakes and missteps. How do … Continue reading

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