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Scout Led Me to Love Reading

On the first day of school in my 14th year as a high school English Language Arts teacher, I was sharing my passion for reading with a group of seniors who had signed up for my College Prep Reading class. … Continue reading

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Expect it? … Model it!

As a father of four children, I find myself in paradoxical situations. I want them to know the ill effects of drinking soda. I crack open a Diet Pepsi, my youngest says, “Dad, why do YOU drink so much soda? … Continue reading

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Welcome to the New

First point: I am making a promise to myself (and anyone who might stumble across my blog and actually read it) to keep each post to 500 words or less. Won’t be easy for me, but I must be more efficient and … Continue reading

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The Next 20…

I have spent my entire career as a professional educator at one school. In June 1996 I was hired to teach English-Language Arts at Seymour Community High School in Seymour, Wisconsin. During those 20 years I have had the opportunity … Continue reading

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Coming Back

So, I need to make a comeback of sorts. Without going into too much garbage about where I have been or what I have doing, I need to get back to writing and sharing in this space. For those of … Continue reading

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Disciplinary Literacy

Disciplinary Literacy was a focus of a recent staff development in our district.  The high school English-Language Arts team partnered with two members of our middle school ELA team to model reading strategies for our colleagues in disciplines outside ELA. … Continue reading

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A Reading List for Engaged Educators

I participated in my first Twitter #Sunchat on Sunday November 10, 2013.  I feel so fortunate to have had the opportunity to participate in this one-hour chat. I have gained a list of 20 titles I would have otherwise not … Continue reading

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The Tomb is Empty, So Now What?

Christians all over the world recently recalled the Passion of Jesus, the Galilean.  Sunday April 8th, 2012 marked the Christian celebration of the risen Christ;  Jesus, and God, have been, are, and will be alive, living among all of us. … Continue reading

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Publishing Fatigue

I remember when I was in the process of publishing and producing my first book, Beyond the Scoreboard, I reached a point where I thought my writing was complete garble, gibberish, and not worth reading. I thought, why would anyone … Continue reading

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Beyond the Scoreboard Presentation

Here is the the audio-only file from the presentation of Beyond the Scoreboard given at Muehl Public Library at the end of January. I have also included the link for the prezi I used in the presentation. Link to Beyond … Continue reading

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