Daily Archive: May 3, 2008

Getting Students Published

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I’ve had four of my former treasures (I’m borrowing a Jen Barney word here!) get published in New Moon Magazine for Girls and Their Dreams. However, I don’t just teach talented female writers;… Continue reading

Memoir Stuff On-Tap for This-Coming Week

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This week I’m going to pull-out a bunch of texts that are memoir-ish: When the Relatives Came, What You Know First, The House on Mango Street, and maybe even Marshfield Dreams if I… Continue reading

Marching to the Music: A Great Way to Review Content & Have Some Fun

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I’m introducing a bunch of new games to my students this week during Morning Meeting. I got all of them from 99 Activities and Greetings: Great for Morning Meeting… and other meetings, too!… Continue reading

Taking Down the Scaffolds Slowly

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After studying Vygotsky ‘s ZPD in the very first education class I took in college, I came to realize how important scaffolding was. Last summer, nine years after my first education class (That… Continue reading