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Voices Strong Reflection

Remember a few weeks ago I visited Christy Rush-Levine’s classroom? As a reflection for our curriculum director, principal, and school board, we (Andrea Komorowski, 6th grade language arts teacher; Shelley Kunkle, 7th grade language arts teacher; Deb Gaby, corporation reading coach; and me) put together a video. It’s long (and you know my rule about video length — 4 minutes or less or I don’t post it), however, if you watch the first minute and a half, then you are in for a treat.

You’ll see the mantra. It will give you goosebumps. At least it should give you goosebumps. The energy for reading and writing is high. The belief students have in themselves is remarkable. The community is astounding.

Watch the first few minutes. You won’t be sorry.

5 thoughts on “Voices Strong Reflection

  1. Thanks for the inspiration Ruth! This video is so very powerful, for all educators. Personally, I will return to this clip again and again to hear those uplifting voices.


  2. Well, all of your comments said what is there, Ruth, but those final words, “pure and beautiful form” spoke so loudly. Christy appears to do so much intentionally, whether placement of a poster, or writing of a paper so the students can see how much she cares & then she writes, too. These are the kinds of things that young teachers need to add to their own craft-that intuitive planning that sits on the back of excellent knowledge. Thanks for sharing & congratulations to Christy for making such waves!


  3. Bravo! Loved the mantra and seeing all of you express yourselves after a motivating professional development visit. The quote from Avi really makes one think about the learning process.


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