Growing up the younger sibling of a sister with pervasive disabilities was a crash course in perspective. The lessons I learned from my sister have made me who I am. … Continue Reading Writing about Reading: Considering Perspective Paves the Way for Critical Thinking— Part of #TWTBlog’s Throwback Week
Rubin’s vase is a famous optical illusion that can be interpreted in multiple ways. When looked at one way, it appears to be a vase. When looked at another way, … Continue Reading Writing about Reading: Considering Perspective Paves the Way for Critical Thinking
I’m excited to share Franki Sibberson’s latest project with you. SOLVE IT YOUR WAY! is an innovative project to encourage creative problem solving and collaborate with others around the globe. … Continue Reading Solve It Your Way
My best friend and I are both expecting daughters in 2011. We’re been friends since my freshman and her sophomore year of college. We’ve been in each other’s weddings. We … Continue Reading Rethinking and Rewriting Princess Stories
Stephanie R. Jones, my former T.C. professor, has a great list of books on her blog, Engaged Intellectuals, that will push your thinking about education and society. Unless you’re at … Continue Reading Great Popular Reads That Push Your Thinking About Education and Society
I had the pleasure of hearing Linda Christensen deliver the keynote address at today’s RIWP Spring 2008 Conference. Linda wrote a book entitled Reading, Writing, and Rising Up: Teaching About … Continue Reading MAKING KIDS FEEL BIG, NOT small.
I wanted to reflect on some questions Stephanie Jones, one of my former T.C. professors and author of Engaged Intellectuals, presents at the end of chapter 11 in her book … Continue Reading Thinking Critically About Writing Workshop
I received the ASCD SmartBrief today and followed the link to read this article in The New York Times. After learning about the ways in which French 5th graders are … Continue Reading News Article
Recently my curriculum director gave me the book: Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practiceedited by Kylene Beers, Robert E.Probst, & Linda Rief. (Is my curriculum director awesome, or what?) I … Continue Reading defining book.
I wanted to reflect on some questions my former professor, Stephanie Jones, presents at the end of chapter 11 in her book Girls, Social Class, and Literacy. She asks readers … Continue Reading Thinking Critically About the Writing Workshop: Reflecting on the Way I Teach Writing