Resolutions, #Nerdlutions and Grit

              New Year’s is approaching and many of us are thinking of making resolutions.  This time of year inspires the will to create new habits and set goals.  #Nerdlution gave many of us a headstart

Celebrating Our Six Month “Blogiversary”

Celebrating Our Six Month “Blogiversary”

  This week we are celebrating the six month anniversary of our blog Perspectives.  On June 26 our journey began: Welcome to Perspectives. Here we hope to share our journey of professional learning. We have the

Slice of Life – Making Do

Slice of Life – Making Do

Today I spent a few hours creating a scrapbook for my father-in-law.  His wife, my mother-in-law, died six months ago and pictures of her comfort us.  As I filled each page with photos, my

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

    Wow!  We were lucky enough to meet Jacqueline Woodson at NCTE 2013 and have sign her newest book  – This is the Rope – A Story from the Great Migration.  This is the Rope

Celebrating Our Holiday Traditions

This week we are celebrating the holiday traditions that our families do together.  Since we have worked together for 20 years, our children have grown up together.  No matter how old they get, (Clare’s

Helping Students Become Readers

        We are posting today on The Daily CAFE with Gail and Joan – Our Pursuit of Understanding – We would love to hear your perspective!   Share:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share

Sunshine Award – Tammy

I have the honor of being nominated for the Sunshine Award by my dearest friend and co-blogger – Thank you Clare.  I have loved learning, thinking and laughing with you for the last 20

Collections – More Than a Group of Things

        As I take out each piece of the Christmas village collection and carefully unwrap it I am immediately eight years old and looking through the coupon section of our newspaper with my mother.  We

Sunshine Award

Matt Renwick, an elementary principal in Wisconsin (@readbyexample), listed our blog as one of eleven to receive the Sunshine Award.  Wow!  We were speechless and honored.  This award is a way for bloggers to

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

Voting for the Nerdy Book Club Awards began yesterday and ends on December 21st.   There are so many terrific titles on the finalist list that choosing our favorite is going to be tough.   Here