“We all have our own stories. The story you tell about yourself, even if you only tell it to yourself, drives your actions and has a significant impact on your focus.” ― Mani S. Sivasubramanian
An Old Favorite
"If you want to teach me to write,first you must love me." --- Avi
Ali Edwards has had this up on her site for a few days now. It's speaking to me. Souza : For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business,… Continue reading Quote.
The Big Picture Series: Care Enough.
What children take home in their heads and hearts is much more important than what they take home in their hands. – Bev Bos Sometimes we get caught up in having the perfect plan, the perfect lesson, the perfect unit, the perfect curriculum, and our students producing the perfect pieces. This isn’t what really matters.… Continue reading The Big Picture Series: Care Enough.
In the rush of December, let's remember: Be happy today. Be kind and be generous with your smile -- you'll start some ripples. -- Stacey Julian, Altogether Too Happy
NCTE: Reading Assessment.
While at NCTE, I listened to Patrick Allen, Franki Sibberson, and colleagues discuss reading assessment. Here are some highlights: One assessment isn't better than another and none can stand alone. We need a variety. Look at the routines of reading workshop and figure out how to assess those routines. I should ask myself: What does… Continue reading NCTE: Reading Assessment.