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Embrace Your Vulnerability; Write In Front of Your Students

This blog post is part of the CM Rubin World Global Search for Education which poses a question each month to leading educators for reflection and sharing. This month’s question is “How do we better instill an idea of risk-taking … Continue reading

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Boost Student Video Creations Up a Level with a Mentor Example

Three years after implementing a laptop initiative in the district in which I worked I came to realize my students could create a video for a class in an hour. They were so skilled at using technology to create original … Continue reading

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Learning Centers in a Blended Literacy Classroom

I am excited to share this post which was co-authored with my friend, Steven Anderson @web20classroom. It is sponsored by ThinkCERCA, an online platform designed to empower teachers to personalize literacy instruction across disciplines. There has been no greater impact on … Continue reading

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Close Encounters with an Online Predator

The above conversation took place a month ago and shook me to the core. This blog post is part of the CM Rubin World Global Search for Education which poses a question each month to leading educators for reflection and … Continue reading

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Instructional Coaches: A Benefit to Schools

In the early 1990s, there was a surge of instructional coaches in the area of literacy. From that point forward, Federal and State Initiatives have supported and encouraged schools across the country to implement support to colleagues through the use … Continue reading

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