Daily Archive: June 12, 2008

WN Entry: How does one make sense of this statement: “He was his parents’ only child.”

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A couple of weeks ago Ruth and I were on the phone when her husband came into the room and told her there was a tornado that touched down about 20 miles away.… Continue reading

A Labor of Love: Because My Students’ Lives and Experiences Matter

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Here’s what I’m working on now… Originally uploaded by teachergal Last year one of my fifth graders, Lauren, wrote a persuasive letter to a very large yearbook company’s CEO asking him to give… Continue reading

Ruth’s SS1 (Brian): I don’t wanna write.

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I don’t wanna write a student story, is the thought going through my mind right now (and because I live with two little girls there may even be a bit of a whine… Continue reading

Join Us for Our Newest Challenge: Student Stories!

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Today’s the day that our new writing challenge, Student Stories, begins. For more information about the types of writing you might want to do for this Challenge, click here. Once you’ve written your… Continue reading

Student Story #1: I Need to Hold Your Hand

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I’ve taught fourth or fifth grade in low-SES communities ever since I worked as a fifth grade teacher at P.S. 72 in Spanish Harlem when I was a graduate student completing my first… Continue reading