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I Write Because I Have To #WhyIWrite

I Write Because I Have To #WhyIWrite

Why I Write
For many years I was not a writer. I wrote, sure, don’t we all even when we say we don’t? But nothing of substance, nothing that mattered. ... Read more
“Heartprint Books” and Our Next #TheEdCollab chat

“Heartprint Books” and Our Next #TheEdCollab chat

Book Ambassador
Today, more than ever we need to focus on educating hearts, minds and hands. It is our responsibility to create caring and collaborative communities with cultures of empathy. I ... Read more
Vanquish the Time Vampires: Bell Ringers and Do Nows

Vanquish the Time Vampires: Bell Ringers and Do Nows

Your Next Lesson
“Beware! Like all vampires, this one feeds on your life force. Not blood. Time.” – Christopher Lehman Share this: ... Read more
Special #TheEdCollab Chat: Building CommUNITY and Empathy through Books

Special #TheEdCollab Chat: Building CommUNITY and Empathy through Books

#EduJoy
Peter Reynolds, Lynda Mullaly Hunt and Kathryn Otoshi join our Book Ambassador, JoEllen McCarthy, for an on-air and on-twitter #TheEdCollab chat! Share this: ... Read more
Tips for Making Meaningful Change as an Instructional Coach

Tips for Making Meaningful Change as an Instructional Coach

Leading Learners
“…as instructional coaches, before we can begin to raise others to excellence, we need to be grounded at our own core.” – Dr. Dana Stachowiak ... Read more
Tips for Reading Aloud with Middle Schoolers

Tips for Reading Aloud with Middle Schoolers

Your Next Lesson
“adolescents are awesome and also hardly focused on us at all. Ha. So, make lots of time to engage students in thinking…” – Christopher Lehman ... Read more
Gathering Guest Post: Triangulating Assessment with a Student’s Perspective

Gathering Guest Post: Triangulating Assessment with a Student’s Perspective

Gathering Guest Posts
Our students should never be defined as a number. In order to ensure this, we triangulate our data. We use multiple sources of data to dig deeper and ... Read more
Gathering Guest Post: Get Schooled: Sketchnoting, Doodling, and the Power of Visual Note Taking

Gathering Guest Post: Get Schooled: Sketchnoting, Doodling, and the Power of Visual Note Taking

Makers and Spaces
We’ve all experienced those cringe-worthy moments in our teaching lives that we would prefer to forget, but that we seem to fixate on during those moments when we should be ... Read more
Gathering Guest Post: Disciplinary Literacy: Inquiring Minds Want to Know…More!

Gathering Guest Post: Disciplinary Literacy: Inquiring Minds Want to Know…More!

Gathering Guest Posts
“Sometimes it takes only one word, sometimes a sentence, sometimes only a picture, and the hands pop up and the questions pour out.” – Rebecca Marsick, Lauren Francese, Barbara Robbins, ... Read more
#AgeOfLiteracy: Somewhere in My Education

#AgeOfLiteracy: Somewhere in My Education

#AgeOfLiteracy
“So I hope today, that you will look in the mirror and tell yourself that your words should be heard. That your words deserve a larger audience than just ... Read more
#AgeofLiteracy: Do Less In Order to Do more

#AgeofLiteracy: Do Less In Order to Do more

#AgeOfLiteracy
To be a leader in literacy—whether that be leading a classroom or leading a school—often takes the courage to say, “wait just a minute.” — Christopher Lehman ... Read more
#AgeOfLiteracy: Social Justice Literacy Leadership that Values Equity and Sustainability

#AgeOfLiteracy: Social Justice Literacy Leadership that Values Equity and Sustainability

#AgeOfLiteracy
“A focus on equity in social justice literacy leadership ensures inclusion and student achievement because it prioritizes fairness, which is about making sure that all students get access to the ... Read more
#AgeOfLiteracy: Want Better Writers? Make More Time for Independent Reading

#AgeOfLiteracy: Want Better Writers? Make More Time for Independent Reading

#AgeOfLiteracy
“Independent reading time, where students get to explore and uncover books, rejecting some books and accepting others, is much needed not just for developing a love of reading, but also ... Read more

#AgeOfLiteracy: Three Rules for Literacy Leadership

#AgeOfLiteracy
“Change isn’t a sprint. Literacy leaders need to take a marathon approach to leading their educators through change.” -Heather Rocco Share this: ... Read more