Tag Archives: Professional Development

Coming Out of Hibernation with #SHC13 Think Tank!

Those of you that have had a baby will understand when I say that I’ve been in hibernation.  It’s not that I’ve been sleeping my days away, in fact I get less sleep now than I ever have.  My hibernation … Continue reading

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Connecting Comprehension and Technology

You may have noticed our lack of posts lately.  There are two good reasons for that.  1) Mini Literacyspark has been keeping Katie very busy.  2) We’ve been writing a book.  Whaaaaaat!?  Yes, it’s true.  We’ve strayed out of the … Continue reading

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Regie Routman at IRA 2012

Last Monday I had the great fortune to get to see Regie Routman speak at the IRA conference.  I love Regie’s books, they were some of the very first professional books I ever read.  I was proud to see her … Continue reading

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Day 15: The Last Days of Back to School

It seems silly to write a back to school post.  I’m already “back to school.”  Chicago decided to join us by ushering in fall on the first day.  Suddenly Carmel apples seem like a good idea and I’m thinking about … Continue reading

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Day 10: Professional Connections

Yesterday was my first official day back!  The students report on Tuesday.  So it looks like I’ll make my 15 days just in time.  : ) We have a strong culture of reading at our school.  We read professional books … Continue reading

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On Teaching and Learning

I’m in beautiful Wisconsin today working with Stephanie Harvey and Kristin Ziemke on some staff development. I have to say, I’ve gone to a lot of conferences and I’ve presented at a few but this is kind of fun. Teachers … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Round-Up

Here’s some of the best of the web that I’m reading this morning.  Grab a coffee and enjoy! Awesome Highlighter from Talking Tech With Robin.  Thanks @aliharper20 Using Google Docs for Assessments from Teaching like it’s 2999 Great Tech Expectations: … Continue reading

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Blog Posts I’m Reading Today

Thanks to my Twitter friends I’ve done some great reading and learning today! Against the Wind: A Few of My Favorite Ken Robinson Videos From @Nunavut_teacher Eduflections: Speaking of Motivating Students From @JulieDRamsay Blogging Through The Fourth Dimension: Being a … Continue reading

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Conference Time

    I was fortunate enough to attend the Lucy Calkins conference in Milwaukee today.  It was exhausting on so many levels and I suspect I will need many blog posts to review and digest all of the information that … Continue reading

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Building A PLN

I’ve really been enjoying blogging.  It energizes and helps me to continue to build my practice.  I’ve also been working on my PLN.  (Personal Learning Network) I chose to go back to Twitter and really find some quality people to … Continue reading

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Confession Time

I’m just going to go ahead and say it.  I have a problem with books.  That’s right I am addicted to books.  Childrens’ books are at the top of my list, but I also geek for for professional books too.  … Continue reading

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