Is Researching For Fantasy Football Reading?

  “Is researching for fantasy football reading?”  This is a question I have been thinking about this week.  My neighbor created a fantasy football league that is comprised of kids and adults.  The members had

Applying Some “Brain Rules” to Professional Development

We always find it humbling to get up in front of an audience of teachers for six or more hours to “provide” professional development.  A professor once told us to always assume that at

Trying to Live with a Growth Mindset

We love our job! – There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t learn something. This week we spoke with Karen Martin, the Director of Curriculum Development and Instructional Services in Hudson,

August Picture Book 10 for 10

Since we are new to using social media (3 weeks and counting) this is our first time participating in the 10for10 picture book event and we are thrilled to be a part of it.  

Using Close Reading to Understand the Deeper Meaning of a Text

At the IRA conference this spring we were fortunate enough to attend two different sessions that discussed Close Reading. Chris Tovani talked about how she uses close reading in her classroom and Nancy Frey