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Writers Week XVIII and Community

Although it might be too soon to validly reflect on Writers Week XVIII, our school’s just-concluded annual celebration of writing, I should try to see through the exhilaration and exhaustion for some insights into why this week means so much to … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 17,000 times in 2011. If it were a … Continue reading

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Today’s PLC Meeting: What Have We Learned?

This all needs to be prefaced by saying I have nothing but respect and admiration for the three colleagues in my Professional Learning Community. Although it’s an arranged marriage—in other words, we are assigned to be together—I couldn’t ask for … Continue reading

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Trust Your “Primary Wisdom”

What role can and should intuition play in a teacher’s decision-making process? Since first hearing the phrase “data-driven instruction,” I feel like the importance and credibility of teacher instincts have been downplayed and denigrated. Ralph Waldo Emerson said that intuition … Continue reading

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