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Inquiry-Based ELA

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January 26, 2022 Increase Student Engagement in Writing

As a blogger, it’s safe to say that I enjoy writing. I’ve enjoyed it ever since I was a young student scratching down stray ideas…

December 15, 2021 'Twas the Night Before Teaching

In the weeks before Christmas, I felt like each day, My students' attention Slipped farther away. Attention was wandering; Minds…

December 13, 2021 The Importance of Holiday Cards

This past weekend, I spent the afternoon writing Holiday cards. I never thought I’d be the type of person who sends out cards in December,…

November 29, 2021 Building a Classroom of Strong Readers

Over this past weekend I found myself watching Dead Poets Society. While I know many educators who have conflicting views on the film, I’ve always…

November 15, 2021 Taking Time to Lend a Hand

A few years ago, I had the privilege of watching a group of hardworking students put on a charity fundraiser. Now, when you hear the…

July 30, 2021 The Power of Student Choice

I consider myself to be a generous tipper. Ever since the pandemic began, and we discovered how many service workers were struggling to make ends…

July 9, 2021 What Are You Reading? Books for the Summer Educator

Summer is finally here! It's a chance for teachers to find some time for reset and relaxation – which they most certainly…

June 21, 2021 Remembering Eric Carle

As a kindergarten teacher, I have a great love for picture books. I built my classroom library around a wide…