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Slice of Life: Can We Be “Done” With Nice?

Slice of Life: Can We Be “Done” With Nice?

“Sorry, I’ve already let a lot of people go through. I cannot let anymore go.” “Their flight leaves in ten minutes. When is your flight?” “An hour from now, but I’m done letting people go ahead

It’s Monday! A Beautiful Book – Beautiful Hands

We first learned about the book, Beautiful Hands from JoEllen McCarthy at NCTE (National Council Teachers of English). JoEllen and children’s book authors, Trudy Ludwig and Marissa Moss, led a session on using texts

Slice of Life: In Memory of…

Slice of Life: In Memory of…

Trust In memory of … http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newstimes/obituary.aspx?n=Margaret-Le-Blanc&pid=177242812 Share:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new

It’s Monday! We Are Reading (and Rereading) A Mindset for Learning

The class is transitioning between two activities.  The teacher places two logs (They are really rolled up pieces of chart paper) in the center of the meeting area. The children see the logs and

Slice of Life: When Your OLW Smacks You in the Face!

Slice of Life: When Your OLW Smacks You in the Face!

For the past two years I have participated in One Little Word. Ali Edwards began this idea in 2006.   She reflects on how one little word can make such a difference in one’s life: A

It’s Monday! We are Reading Ralph Fletcher’s New Book!

Are many of your students’ nonfiction writing sounding a bit formulaic? Have students lost their interest in creating innovative nonfiction pieces? If so, Ralph Fletcher’s newest professional book, Making Nonfiction from Scratch, is for you.