Daily Archive: December 10, 2008

Readings for Student Teachers

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My student teacher’s program informed me that I could give her some reading to do over the winter recess. (I’ve already met Miss M., as I’ll refer to her going forward, and she’s… Continue reading

My Life as a Reader.

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The first unit of study is coming to a close.  The summative assessment is two part.  First, students are to create a multimedia presentation (text + image + audio) of their past, present,… Continue reading

More from NCTE: Jim Burke + Assignments

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For the last session of the conference, I attended a session with Jim Burke, Jeff Wilhelm, and Alan Sitomer geared toward secondary teachers.  It was excellent, so excellent that I took 13 pages of… Continue reading

It’s Time to Read This Article (if you haven’t already).

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Have you read the article on Michelle Rhee in the latest issue of Time? If not, click here to read about this controversial Chancellor of Education in the Washington, DC Public School System.… Continue reading

Action Research: Student Engagement in the Writing Workshop

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I bounced the idea of an action research project around with the person who observes us each year. We chatted about developing an action research project for my classroom that I can carry… Continue reading

Holiday Gifts

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I was listening to the John Tesh Radio Show as I drove to Ceramics Class last night. A segment entitled “What Are Kids Asking Santa for This Year?” came on as I was… Continue reading