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Contemporary Literacy Practices, Go Where Your Students Are…

Education is slow to change. Before something is implemented it must be checked, researched, and statistically proven to impact student achievement before implementation occurs. While I  recognize the value of this system, it is the one that leaves professionals stagnant … Continue reading

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3 Strategies to Improve Classroom Discussions

Students who are actively engaged in the classroom hone critical thinking skills and retain more information then passive learners. Classroom discussions are an effective way to engage students and provide a space to demonstrate understanding, articulate an argument, or grapple with difficult … Continue reading

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What Gift Does Your Content Area Give to Children?

Creativity, Problem-Solving, Self-Expression, Lifelong Communication Skills, Science, Thrive not Just Survive, Communication through Images; these thoughts, along with numerous other words and phrases that were shared, are gifts teachers give to their students through their content areas. Earlier this week, … Continue reading

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I am Not a Reading Teacher

“Gatekeepers of Information” a term often associated with overzealous technology directors who overblock websites denying students and teachers access to information. I want to offer a different lens on the “Gatekeeper” label to include educators who claim no responsibility in … Continue reading

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