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#SOL19 – Day 28 – With Friends Like This

Way back in the day, we had a third grade teacher who had a tarantula named Harry. Harry was a bright spider who figured out that if he jumped up against his the top of his cage, he could move... Continue Reading →

#SOL19 – Day 7 – My Introduction

As I'm featured on the Two Writing Teachers on today's "Call for Slices" for Day 7 (*little boy scream*), I figured today is as good as any to the introduction that SHOULD have happened on Day 1. #getwiththeprogram I am:... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Finding Character in an Unexpected Place

My head is just full of stuff to write about: our travels to the World Dairy Expo, the behavior of my class, great conversation with a Twitter friend, but this seems to float to the top. I've been very, VERY... Continue Reading →

Teachers, The Age of Iowa Nice Has Passed

First, happy Fourth of July (or July 5th since I didn't get this posted yesterday!) to my American readers.  To any readers from the England, sorry.  I did see an awesome meme of the Queen with that grumpy look on her... Continue Reading →

“Should Teachers Be Writers?”

Over at Two Writing Teachers, they do a tremendous job of talking about ideas. Strategies, ideas, examples, and just good old fashioned writing, all of it helping us (me) to become better as we teach writing with our students. In a... Continue Reading →

The Power of Community

Saturday morning, I had the chance to take part in an activity I'd never done, volunteering with a group of teachers to help with a mobile food pantry. First off, this is part of what I've decided I want to... Continue Reading →

“I like what you are doing in there…..”

Sometimes, it just takes that. Today, we had an IEP meeting for a student, and afterwards, the special education teacher said that about what was happening in the our reading classroom he gets to be in with a number of... Continue Reading →

A Teacher’s Voice

I follow any number of hashtags on a daily basis, one of them being #iaedfuture, a hashtag about the future of education in Iowa.  It's populated with some incredible mind of education, and I'm often left in awe about the... Continue Reading →

Two Years into My Social Media Experiment

Two years ago, our superintendent issued a challenge to our staff: get out and try social media, especially take a look at Twitter. To take a step back, I'd tried social media, I had my Facebook page and thought, "Twitter??... Continue Reading →

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