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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 […]
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Summer 2012 Blog Challenge – Be Unstoppable!

cc licensed flickr photo shared by Melody Campbell A good friend and writing partner, Jessica Johnson (aka @principalj) recently wrote about the Summer 2o12 Blog Challenge initiated by Bill Carozza (aka @wcarozza) in his post Five Reasons Educators Should Blog.  I love a good challenge – so I’ve decided to take the plunge. My blogging […]
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Boji’s Blog

Are you looking for a way to motivate young readers? A few weeks ago my 4-year-old Schnoodle named Boji started his own blog! You might say writing and reflecting runs in the family! Boji began his career as a therapy dog this past spring and decided blogging would be a good way to share his […]
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Think-Pair-Share Variations

Learning is a collaborative venture. The more we can provide opportunities for our students to think, collaborate and learn from each other – the more we are preparing them for their futures! Do you use the strategy Think-Pair-Share in your classroom? The Think-Pair-Share strategy is a three-step collaborative learning structure developed by Dr. Frank Lyman […]
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Teach a Child to Fish …

Give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime. ~Chinese Proverb I have assisted several fifth grade classrooms with blogging projects. I have watched student engagement increase and the motivation to write soar. Teachers and students have thrived […]
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Happy 1st Birthday, Learning is Growing!

One year ago I took the plunge into the blog-sphere. What a year it has been! I have found new learning is everywhere! At the time I was curious about learning something new. Setting up a blog seemed intriguing, yet I knew I was a reluctant writer.  I had started using Twitter earlier in the […]
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Educators ARE Writers

“Walking your talk is a great way to motivate yourself. No one likes to live a lie. Be honest with yourself, and you will find the motivation to do what you advise others to do.”  ~Vince Poscente I’ve mentioned many times in blog posts that I’ve been a reluctant writer throughout my life. As I […]
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If You Can Read This…

Thank A Teacher! cc licensed flickr photo shared by clevercupcakes “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ~Henry Brooks Adams This marks my 50th blog post. A milestone for a reluctant writer. Yet, the accomplishment is not mine alone. This wouldn’t have been possible without the support of those around […]
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There Ain’t No Stoppin’ Them Now!

“You can design and create, and build the most wonderful place in the world. But it takes people to make the dream a reality.” ~Walt Disney cc licensed flickr photo shared by Tim Riley 澳大利亚 We can learn a lot from Walt Disney. His dreams and collaboration with others created the “Happiest Place on Earth.” […]