All my data are anecdotal, meaning they are not data. Well, shucks. I’ll share some observations anyway, and maybe some of y’all can relate. A few of my students have it written in their 504 or IEPs that they may step out into the hallway to regroup and regulate their anxiety and emotions. I fully… Read More Educational Clutter and the #ADHD Teacher
What happens when we as reading teachers don’t want to read a book?… Read More Book Tastebuds.
Moss sat up and glanced over at Martin. “No, I didn’t! I don’t remember that at all.” Martin laughed. “Man, you were a mouthy kid,” he said. “You know you refused to sit in a booster seat?” “You’re kidding, man.” Martin shook his head. “You said you wanted a seat like all the others. You… Read More Anger is a Gift
Is anyone else finding that social media/cell phones have completely altered their capacity to read books and concentrate on multi-page sequences? It’s become a major problem… — Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) August 10, 2018 I am concerned about my #ProjectLIT project stalling out. I need these books. Don’t want: need. They aren’t some glib luxury for… Read More Summer Series of Saves: It’s not just you.
Note: all or most of these are WIPs: I continually update as I find new resources. You are welcome to make a copy and then rename to make them your own. Based on Kelly Gallagher’s and Penny Kittle’s work, 180 Days, Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents, I’m furiously working on… Read More Summer Series of Saves: The Notebook
Planning and shaping students’ reading lives–I have some concerns. Selfish, muddy concerns. Donalyn Miller’s tweet about ill-defined independent reading prompted my own wondering about the basics: what is are the differences and connections between instructional and independent reading? A while back I wrote this blog post challenging those notions, too: How to Survive a Bear… Read More Summer Series of Saves: Tea with Bears (or the hard sell)
Be centered on what matters to you. Just wanted to capture a wonderful chat I stumbled onto–good ideas and inspiring to focus on what matters. And: I want to share with students that teachers walk the walk–we want our students to love their reading and writing lives as much as we do. I love these… Read More Summer Series of Saves: Teachers Talk.
TBR Pile: (quick list) Professional Development: Read and Re-Read Recently Read:
2018 Summer Reading List from We're The People https://t.co/e0CvEjyS5s — Pernille Ripp (@pernilleripp) May 18, 2018
I can’t wait for the district to figure out its spending. I can’t wait for any more co-opting of my time and fees from Donors Choose. I can’t wait for a miracle where a hero like Stephen Colbert or group buys out the entire stock. My students can’t wait. They need books. Real books. They… Read More please and thank you
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