Tag Archives: Professional Learning Communities

Schools, Students, and Hope. Just Another Feel-Good Emotion?

I recently read an article in the Washington Post about the Montgomery County school board measuring hope, student engagement, and well-being in its 2000 or so schools.  It is paying Gallup $900,000 over the next three years to help them do … Continue reading

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Am I voted off the Island? The results are in, and I’m about to find out.

Am I voted off the Island? The results are in, and I’m about to find out..

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Am I voted off the Island? The results are in, and I’m about to find out.

Finger poised over the mouse.  Breath on hold.  Prayer spoken silently.  This was the moment I had been both dreading and anticipating.  I was about to open the results of the survey I had sent out to all the junior … Continue reading

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Cursor and Curiouser Wrap Up: 3 Things I’ll Do Differently Next Time

Last Friday was the day my eighth and ninth grade students presented their projects, and they didn’t disappoint!  The projects were amazing and inspiring!  They ranged from pencil art to digital art to the Bermuda triangle to other galaxy systems … Continue reading

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Should All Teachers Teach Critical Reading Skills?

Welcome to my blog and inaugural post!  I am an English Language Arts teacher and have  been teaching for about 13 years.  Most of it has been at a K-9 school that used to be on the outskirts of a small city and … Continue reading

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