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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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Day 4: Go Slow to Go Fast

Go slow to go fast. I’ve heard this phrase a lot lately.  Most recently I noticed it as I was flipping through Leslie Blauman’s new book The Inside Guide to the Reading-Writing Classroom, a book that I will be leading … Continue reading

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Day 2: Procedures & Routines

I can’t tell you how many books have been written on procedures and routines. They are basically the bread and butter of the classroom. The truth is, I have enough work to do so, the more work the kids do, … Continue reading

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Day 1: Rituals

Rituals are special. They are something that you revisit and they are unique to your classroom community. Every year I establish rituals with my class.  Some are purposeful and some just happen as an organic response to the day to … Continue reading

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15 Days of Back to School!

  Today I’m launching my 15 days of back to school posts!  I’m not sure why I chose 15, it seems like a good round number.  I’ll be writing about back to school routines, establishing classroom communities, planning curriculum for … Continue reading

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