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Protected: Literacy Needs Assessment

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My Heart’s Delight

I have been working on more education…yes, I am a life-long learner and have discovered that my life is driven by learning. I will soon be a certified Reading Teacher and Literacy Specialist. The crescendo slowly rising in my heart for … Continue reading

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Students Create Instagram of Hamlet – #MaximumShakespeare

The New York Times sponsored a Hamlet Instagram contest (a 15 second video using lines from Hamlet) this fall.  An ELA colleague of mine at Seymour Community High School had her College Credit seniors enter the contest.  Authentic, 21st Century, … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing Strategies that Work!

When I began teaching in the mid 1990’s, I remember trying to survive, one period at a time, one day at a time, one week at a time.   During my first full year of teaching, the arrival of Halloween … Continue reading

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California and Wisconsin High School Students Collaborate

First, thank you to Mrs. Geri Coats for agreeing to collaborate with me on this project.  Thank you, also, to all of the students who participated in this authentic learning experience.  I am proud of all of you, Seymour and … Continue reading

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Polarizing our State: Wisconsin’s Budget Repair Bill

As the 14 Democratic Senators of Wisconsin have bought more time for their Republican counterparts to consume the Budget Repair Bill proposed by Governor Scott Walker, so, too do I have time for more reflection and one more post.  Yesterday’s … Continue reading

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Backward into the Fog: Wisconsin’s Budget Repair Bill

I live in the greatest country in the world, the United States of America.  Our founding fathers created a Union where someone like me had the right to write and publish a book, post on this blog, and become anything … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: A Student’s Reflection 2009-2010

This post is a first for me.  I have invited a Guest Blogger to share some thoughts about education.  My guest is a student of mine.  Carli just finished her freshman year of high school and was a member of … Continue reading

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Student Directed Learning and Assessment

A wise educator once encouraged me to attain my Master’s Degree in Education Administration.  When I naively asked why, she suggested that the mundane routine of teaching students in the classroom year after year could get old.  Some 13 years … Continue reading

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Top Ten 2.0 Tools – 2010

I am finishing my 14th year as an English-Language Arts teacher of students.  I have grown more as an educator in this one academic year than in the lasGet Shortlinkt five years combined.  I should really be more specific;  I … Continue reading

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