Monthly Archive: July, 2010

Purpose, Process, & Craft with Carl Anderson

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Carl Anderson (aka: The Conferring Guy) has not only listened to the Beatles’ music; he has studied it.  He has determined by the Beatles wrote particular songs, how they wrote them, and what… Continue reading

The Fun of Hard Work: A Guest Blog Post by Jen Munnerlyn

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Jen Munnerlyn is a teacher, literacy coach, and international educator. Her family has been working in international education for 30 years beginning with her parents first overseas teaching assignment in American Samoa in… Continue reading

The Power of the Parts

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I’m slowly making my way through the keynote addresses from last week’s Writing Institute.  Today I bring to you my notes and some highlights from Roy Peter Clark’s speech, “The Power of the… Continue reading

Do Your Best

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So our internet is down … my husband’s flights were canceled yesterday … he finally arrived home around midnight after being in South America for the past two weeks … and today he… Continue reading

Why Writing Matters More than Ever

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James Howe’s Keynote Address, “Only Connect: Why Writing Matters More than Ever in an Age When We’re Always Connected but Rarely Connect” resonated with me on many levels.  On an educator level, I… Continue reading

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Let Freedom Ring

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Here in the States we are coming out of a holiday weekend, so I thought it could inspire today’s post.  As we’ve celebrated Independence Day, I’ve been thinking about how with freedom comes… Continue reading

Mardi Gras Beads, a Treasure Chest, and Notebooks

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One of the best things about attending summer institutes hosted by the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project is meeting people from all over the country and the world.  This year, I landed… Continue reading

Guest Blogger: Alan Wright: First We Need to Rehearse

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Alan currently works as an education consultant, and is based in Victoria, Australia.  He works across public and independent schools in both primary and secondary school settings. From 2001 until 2006 his consultancy… Continue reading

What about the kid who ______?

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Katherine Bomer never disappoints when she delivers a keynote address or a workshop.  I cannot count how many times I’ve been fortunate enough to sit in the audience and soak up the wonderful… Continue reading