Category Archive: video

ICYMI: Strengthening Professional Learning

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Here’s a round up of our May 2019 blog series about professional learning.

Video Case Studies: P.D. Possibilities

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One of my favorite kinds of professional development is having an opportunity to visit other teachers’ classrooms (aka: lab sites). It helps to see how other teachers carry out instruction with their students.… Continue reading

Chewing On This

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I watched a version of this video several years ago. In preparation for a workshop I’m leading on Thursday with a group of Career Tech educators (think culinary arts and auto mechanics), I… Continue reading

Voices Strong Reflection

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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… Continue reading

I Read Banned Books

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How will you celebrate the freedom to read during Banned Books Week, September 30 – October 6, 2012? Check out the official website.

Another Kind of Share

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We’ve been researching in Keith Bollman’s 5th grade class. Because Keith and I have been working together for years, I know he will let me play a little in writing workshop. I can… Continue reading

Kindergarten Poetry Celebration

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This is great. We’re going to play it this afternoon with the class. Popcorn, apple juice, and a movie to celebrate our work in poetry. Please watch the first minute, because the teacher,… Continue reading

Approaching Common Core + PARCC

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Yesterday I heard James Kofi Annan tell his story of child slave to business man to freedom fighter for the children in Ghana. Check out this CNN video for a taste of what… Continue reading

The Book Stack…

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Or maybe this post should be called: “The Book Stack?” with a big bold question mark. Seriously, I have stacks and stacks and stacks of books we’ve read, books we want to read,… Continue reading

Infographics

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Words + pictures have always intrigued me. As a scrapbooker I use words + pictures to document life. As a blogger, I know when an image is included it always impacts me more.… Continue reading

Writing Process in Action

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A few posts ago I shared my evolving thoughts about the writing process. Last week I was able to put my thinking to the test. In third grade, kids were getting ready to… Continue reading

More Read Alouds

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I fell in love with Oliver Jeffers’ work when I came across THE INCREDIBLE BOOK EATING BOY. So it is no surprise that I was drawn to the whimsical illustrations in UP AND DOWN.… Continue reading

Google Reader

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Do you read a lot of blogs? Ever wish the posts would come to you instead of you going to them? If you’ve not already met Google Reader, I’d like to introduce you.… Continue reading

1st Writer’s Pack Giveaway

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Sam and I printed 15 sheets of comments. We cut them apart. (Momma my arm is going to fall off.) We folded-folded-tossed them into the bowl. He stirred. I videoed. He chose. Email… Continue reading

Q & A about SOLS Challenge

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On the first day of the Challenge, Cathy asked me hold a Question and Answer Session with her second graders. She invited her students to slice with her during the month of March,… Continue reading

Quality Writing Comes When Students are Invested in their Projects

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A few weeks ago we talked about audience in Christi’s second grade workshop. During sharing, students sat in a circle and each shared the audience for their current WIP. When it was Allie’s… Continue reading

Words That are Speaking to Me

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I would have missed this if I weren’t on Twitter. Check it out: Writing in the Digital Age from Joel Malley on Vimeo.

Words that are Speaking to Me

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There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you. — Maya Angelou Remember awhile back when I shared about my YA reading life? I promised to share the way… Continue reading

We’re Making Books!

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Whenever I have the privilege of being in a kindergarten classroom, I’m fairly certain I missed my calling in life. Today was no exception. I am a believer in making stuff in writing workshop. I… Continue reading

Saturday Mornings

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This is my vision of you on Saturday mornings: A mug of something warm — coffee, tea, or chai — in your hands Snuggled in a comfy chair Allowing peace to replace the… Continue reading