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Ready to Go for the 34th Time

Tomorrow morning I begin my thirty-fourth and final year as a public school teacher. I’m enthusiastic, positive, focused, and ready to go. I’m not tired or burned out. Most days I’m at the top of my game, looking for new … Continue reading

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Review: BOOK LOVE: DEVELOPING DEPTH, STAMINA, AND PASSION IN ADOLESCENT READERS by Penny Kittle

After thirty-plus years in the classroom, I can stand up and teach the heck out of about twenty different novels and plays, complete with class activities, quizzes, writing assignments, and fascinating lecture-ettes. I can do all of this with curricular … Continue reading

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Let’s have an all-district institute day! Part II

Today’s all-district English institute began with this:  “Everyone is under pressure for data.”  Although I haven’t really sensed that pressure myself, I understand that some folks might feel it.  Then we moved to “How do we get the kids to … Continue reading

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