Monthly Archives: November 2014

Chilled Turkey: Change your Point of View

Teacher’s Note: Try this classic writing assignment with your students, and they will love it!  Have your students write a Thanksgiving story from the Turkey’s point of view!  First use the Turkey Planning Sheet to help students organize their ideas and … Continue reading

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#NCTE14 takeaways: Striving to improve student writing

On Friday I had the pleasure of accompanying a handful of my colleagues to the Washington, DC area for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). The conferences was multiple days, but my district, like many other struggling shoe … Continue reading

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Early Learning Opportunities

    Daily I drive to and from school with my carpool counterpart. Both educators, we share our opinions on education and life; I grew up in a very liberal-Democrat home while he was an immigrant to the United States … Continue reading

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Am I teaching lab mice?

Celebrating is difficult for me. I often do not get excited easily. Hardly do I crack a smile at the small things because the big challenge is still on the horizon. However, the result of being an ongoing task oriented person … Continue reading

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