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In the book, Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom, Katie Muhtaris and Kristin Ziemke, urge us as professionals to learn about technology through play so we can provide these same opportunities

Slice of Life: We did it!!!

Slice of Life:  We did it!!!

  “We DID it!!!” We received a tweet from Dr. Mary Howard -“I smiled at the end because I heard you say “We did it.”  We didn’t realize that Ryan was still taping us –he caught the

It’s Monday! We’ve Been Thinking About Agency

We have been using these two books to engage students in conversations about problem solving and agency!  (If you want to learn more about agency check out this round up of posts from DigLit

Slice of Life: Moving Beyond the “What” of Learning

Slice of Life:  Moving Beyond the “What” of Learning

“I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas lights.”   – Maya Angelou We came

It’s Monday! This Professional Book will Leave with a TBR Stack for Sure!

You know you are reading a powerful professional book when the book immediately pushes you into action.  That is how we felt when we read, Craft Moves: Lesson Sets for Teaching Writing with Mentor

Calling All Teachers of Kindergarten Students! Join Us for #T4TChat

Calling All Teachers of Kindergarten Students!  Join Us for #T4TChat

Can we have high standards and be developmentally appropriate?  What is the role of play?  What does rigor look like in kindergarten?  How do we fit it all in? We have kindergarten on the mind

Mentor Teaching Move: Putting Students in Charge of Book Clubs #T4TMoments

  When Susan’s fifth graders began book clubs she decided to put her students in charge of the process.   Students in each group had to figure out how much they would read, when they would

Slice of Life: The Reader Behind the Number

Slice of Life:  The Reader Behind the Number

“I don’t know.  I just don’t feel like a good reader.” These words have stayed with me all summer.  I had the privilege of reading with a ten-year-old this summer.  We began reading together because

It’s Monday! A Powerful New Book to Lift Our Teaching to a New Level

In my 19, almost 20 years of parenting, I have learned a lot of lessons.  But one that has stayed with me through the years is the advice a doctor gave me, “You know,”

Calling All Teachers of Kindergarten Students – #T4TChat

Calling All Teachers of Kindergarten Students – #T4TChat

We have been thinking a lot about our young learners lately.  We are asked so many questions about literacy in kindergarten.  What is developmentally appropriate?  When should we launch reader’s workshop, writer’s workshop and