Tag Archives: writing

Anatomy of a teaching point

I received this text from a colleague this morning: What is the “how” in this teaching point? She queried. I read the part right under “Name your teaching point.” I thought about it. I have not read this entire lesson.  … Continue reading

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Every day for a month

This month of blogging has been quite a commitment. I have kept others waiting while I blogged away each and every day. I have put things off. I have cleared time. I have made writing, thinking, considering and publishing a … 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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evening home

  arriving home Friday night Quiet courtyard, no one in sight Key turns in lock Apartment opens. Expansive sky welcoming. Wind rattles windows in the kitchen. one was left open. one left open – cold sneaks in. All is dark … Continue reading

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Writerly Matters

Second grade classroom a little before lunch. Students writing. Teacher sitting at a kidney table with a small group of children. Air heavy in this classroom. A quiet pervades, except for the voice of the teacher with that small group. … 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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If you give a writer a forum…

If you give a writer a forum, she just may want to tell you about awakening to a tweet from a blogging champion. “So, what time are we thinking for brunch?” And if she tells you about the blogging champion’s … Continue reading

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