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Matters of Consequence

Matters of Consequence | Leaves | Scoop.it

If you were to say to the grown-ups: “I saw a beautiful house made of rosy brick, with a geranium in the windows and doves on the roof,” they would not be able to get any idea of that house at all." 

 

This blog so beautifully illustrates our battle as teachers and simply explores the dichotomy we face each day using one of the most effective weapons known to mankind, the power of story.

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Great literature: it teaches for us

Great literature: it teaches for us | Leaves | Scoop.it
Image: @jasonramasami “That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” ― F. ...
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What Will You Write This Summer?

What Will You Write This Summer? | Leaves | Scoop.it
Glue your butt to the chair, every day, or at least once a week, and you will not only become a better writer--you'll become a better teacher of writing.
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Bringing Us Authors, Songwriters, Art, and Their Stories Through The buncee "Author's Corner"

Bringing Us Authors, Songwriters, Art, and Their Stories Through The buncee "Author's Corner" | Leaves | Scoop.it
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How to Keep Kids Reading All Summer

Each fall teachers ring their hands and furrow their brows at the lack of reading their students did over the summer.
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A Bucket List for Summer Reading

A Bucket List for Summer Reading | Leaves | Scoop.it
Blog post at Brilliant or Insane : Each year at this time, teachers begin asking me how they should approach summer reading. Should they assign specific texts? Provide a l[..]
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20 psychological principles for teachers #5 “Learning is dependent on practice”

20 psychological principles for teachers #5 “Learning is dependent on practice” | Leaves | Scoop.it
This is the fifth in a series of posts unpicking the Top 20 Principles From Psychology for Teaching And Learning.
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My reply to Willingham, Part 2

My reply to Willingham, Part 2 | Leaves | Scoop.it
In part 1 of my reply to Willingham's article on reading comprehension strategies published recently in the Washington Post, I took issue with his reasoning and analogies. In Part 2 of my response ...
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Reading Is Its Own Reward: Summer Reading and the 7th Annual #Bookaday Challenge

Reading Is Its Own Reward: Summer Reading and the 7th Annual #Bookaday Challenge | Leaves | Scoop.it
I cleaned the season’s first melted chapstick out of my car yesterday. Summer must be around the corner. Time to check the expiration date on last year’s sunscreen and buy some new flip-
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Yes, and… Thoughts on print versus digital reading by Kristin Ziemke

Yes, and… Thoughts on print versus digital reading by Kristin Ziemke | Leaves | Scoop.it
I come from a place of pedagogy.  Raised by teachers who were readers and nurtured by principals who believed their most important job was to place text in the hands of kids.  I come from classroom...
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Adventures with gallery critique

Adventures with gallery critique | Leaves | Scoop.it
In last weekend’s post, I argued that there might be more efficient and meaningful ways of providing feedback than standard book-marking. As such, I have been experimenting with ‘gallery critique’,...
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The Classroom Bookshelf: The Classroom Bookshelf Has Over Half a Million Hits!

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BeeLine Reader: BeeLine Reader adds a color gradient to text to help you read faster and more accurately.

BeeLine Reader: BeeLine Reader adds a color gradient to text to help you read faster and more accurately. | Leaves | Scoop.it
BeeLine Reader adds a color gradient to text to help you read faster and more accurately.
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Children and Literacy Be Damned

Children and Literacy Be Damned | Leaves | Scoop.it
Education Trust, and its Midwest component, is at it again. This Gates backed foundation just released a report pointing out that "the trajectory" of Michigan's education system has Michigan heade...
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