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My Journey as a Writer

If you follow me on Twitter or read my blog you may have noticed I enjoy finding great images to represent my thoughts. I typically find my photos on Pixabay or Unsplash since I know they are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons. But today’s photo is one of my own with a story to […]
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Making a House a Home

Have you ever made a move? It takes time, doesn’t it? Even once you are all settled, it takes a while to make a house a home. To begin, furniture needs to be arranged for flow and comfort. Belongings need to be stored for easy access. Home decor needs to represent your identity. During the process […]
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A Book Writing Journey

Once upon a time there was a thought, an idea, a concept waiting to emerge. Three acquaintances became friends through the formation of a book manuscript! Yesterday they completed the second phase of the process! Many, many years ago I had the opportunity to write a review for the back of a book (an older edition of […]
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#EduCoach Blog Challenge is BACK!

Last October (2015), during Connected Educator Month, the #EduCoach Twitter Community took part in a blog challenge. Many educators used this form of open communication to share ideas with others, reflect on educational practices, and connect and collaborate with one another. They were challenged to post once a week and encouraged to comment on fellow […]
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Blogging To Enhance Your Professional Practice

This post is a guest post I wrote for ASCD Inservice during Connected Educator Month 2015. The original post can be found here.  Writing has long been a way to reflect. People have kept journals and diaries kept for centuries. Some have become published works of art, while others are simple records of individuals’ thoughts. […]
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Get Ready for the #educoach Blog Challenge

  Note: This blog challenge ran in the month of October 2015. Participants like the challenge so much that they wanted to make it permanent. You can find more details about the current challenge here. I have been co-moderating the #educoach chat for the past for years with Jessica Johnson and Shira Leibowitz. Our chat can […]
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Reflecting on Blog Data

The first week of the Slice of Life 2015 Blogging Challenge is in the books. I was reluctant to sign up for the challenge again this year, but I am so glad I did. The past week was just the push I needed to re-gain confidence in my writing. I have had a blog since […]
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The Blank Page

Today I’m reminded of a quote a colleague recently shared from Pathway to the Common Core by Lucy Calkins, Chris Lehman and Mary Ehrenworth. Novelist and award-winning publisher, Margaret Atwood, was quoted on page 106. “The fact is the blank page inspires me with terror. What will I put on them? Will it be good enough? Will […]
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3 Keys to Happiness

In the blogging community BLOGGERS help BLOGGERS! They encourage each other. They read each others posts. They make comments to continue the dialogue. They retweet each other’s post so that more people are exposed to the ideas expressed. Today I’d like to share a blog post written by someone very close to me. He doesn’t […]
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Inspiration to Write

How’s the blogging going? What was your last post about? These were questions a good friend and supporter of my work asked of me last weekend. I had to admit my last post was January 1, 2013 and that was a pre-generated year in review post from WordPress.com. No deep thinking in that post – only a […]