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Reading Book Clubs – A What To Do and What Not To Do | Blogging Through the Fourth Dimension Reading Book Clubs: A What To Do and What Not To Do via @pernilleripp http://t.co/LZdGjz4lm3 #reading #ELA #engchat tags: reading ELA engchat 13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About | Fluency21 – Committed … Continue reading Diigo Links (weekly)

An Ethic of Excellence, Ron Berger, Chapter 3

The third chapter of An Ethic of Excellence is a meaty one. After you’ve tackled school culture (chapter 2), this chapter asks you to think about the work. Don’t focus on students’ self-esteem before expecting them to do good work. The praise is not genuine, and students know it. Instead, encourage them to produce quality … Continue reading An Ethic of Excellence, Ron Berger, Chapter 3

Summer Reading for School

What PD reading are you doing this summer? I’m reading the following three books: An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students, by Ron Berger. This book is an all-faculty read. Ron Berger will be visiting our school to do some professional development at the beginning of the school year. Here is … Continue reading Summer Reading for School

What is a Connected Educator?

August is Connected Educator Month. What is a Connected Educator? Let me start with a reflection about my children. My children use YouTube constantly to learn how to do things. Tonight at dinner, my daughter Maggie told me how she used YouTube to learn how to create a flash dress up game. Keep in mind … Continue reading What is a Connected Educator?

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NCTE Position Statement on Teacher Evaluation #ncte Position Statement on Teacher Evaluation: http://t.co/X50YkDMR. tags: ncte Why fiction is good for you – Ideas – The Boston Globe “Is fiction good for us? We spend huge chunks of our lives immersed in novels, films, TV shows, and other forms of fiction. Some see this as a … Continue reading Diigo Links (weekly)

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Free Technology for Teachers: Explore the American Revolution on an iPad Explore the American Revolution on an iPad http://t.co/J1ckRnwx edshelf Edshelf is a directory of websites, mobile apps, and desktop software that are rated & reviewed by educators, for educators. tags: web2.0 tools education edshelf tool EducationOnAir Check out this great looking, free, online, #edtech … Continue reading Diigo Links (weekly)

New Opportunities

I am excited to announce the next chapter in my life. I will not be returning to my present school after this current year, and I am actively searching for opportunities elsewhere. I have a strong background in technology integration and English and am seeking opportunities in either or both areas. One of the things … Continue reading New Opportunities

Why Fiction Matters

Grant Wiggins made a lot of waves yesterday with a post the ASCD blog The Edge in which he calls for banning the reading of fiction in schools in order to encourage boys to read and help students improve nonfiction reading skills. He says he wrote meaning to provoke, and he certainly did. The blog … Continue reading Why Fiction Matters

“To End Where I Begun”: Backward Design and Shakespeare

I am presenting at NCTE tomorrow morning at 9:30 at the Yacht and Beach Club in Grand Harbour Ballroom South. You can download and/or view all my session materials here. “To End Where I Begun”: Backward Design and ShakespeareView more presentations from Dana Huff. Note: I think if you visit the presentation on SlideShare and … Continue reading “To End Where I Begun”: Backward Design and Shakespeare