GARY ANDERSONThanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate your time reading and commenting here.
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- When Students Cheat (And When They Don't)
- What Students Read When They Can Read Anything
- Hey, Kids! Your Twitter Is Showing!
- Review: NINETEEN MINUTES by Jodi Picoult
- Review: THE SURPRISE ATTACK OF JABBA THE PUPPETT (ORIGAMI YODA #4) by Tom Angleberger
- It’s Picture Book Monday (in High School)
- Poem for International Women's Day: "Sister"
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- Guest Blogger: Grace Anderson on "I Have a Dream"
- Playing with Chicago's Public Art
- @JoyKirr @complikatyed @nataleestotz @Shamlet For the papers I'm doing today, feedback will go on the writing, and grades will go online. 8 hours ago
- @nataleestotz @Shamlet @JoyKirr Middle school is a little different from high school but yes, respond as reader at least as much as teacher. 9 hours ago
- @JoyKirr @nataleestotz If we give feedback on everything (esp neg), some students are overwhelmed and can't tell what is most important. 10 hours ago
- @JoyKirr I don't know that specific platform, but one of my writing feedback guidelines is Slay the Biggest Dragon First. 10 hours ago
- RT @ShawnMcCusker: Is anyone else frustrated by how often we see the word "grit" thrown about these days? #orisitjustme 10 hours ago
- I'm excited about this line-up of baseball books coming out in 2014 from @SummerGameBooks summergamebooks.com/?hide_mobile_v… 1 day ago
- RT @kellyjvreed: "#CCSS says we need to promote critical thinking unless it's about CCSS." -Thomas Newkirk #riwp14 1 day ago
- RT @literacydocent: "Reinvent PD by actually thinking abut WHO ur audience is not just content you are sharing. What do THEY need?" @MaineS… 1 day ago
- @SummerGameBooks Your "line-up"'looks great, and I'd love to review one of your upcoming titles. 2 days ago
- Today's class journal topic: Make a list of all you've learned this week, in school and out. #E405 #E307 2 days ago
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Author Archives: Gary Anderson
With the 2014 baseball season rapidly approaching, I’m a little behind on posting my annual assortment of baseball books. Here are four picture books, one middle-grade novel, and five nonfiction works that baseball fans might enjoy. A couple of these … Continue reading
Tomorrow morning our school begins Writers Week XX, our annual celebration of writing. During every period of the day for an entire week our auditorium will be the setting for a session about what writing is and what it means … Continue reading
After two months, I still think about her question every day: “What do you tell young teachers who are struggling with Common Core?” The questioner was a pre-service teacher a few weeks away from beginning her student-teaching experience. The place … Continue reading
Review: UNLEASHING THE POSITIVE POWER OF DIFFERENCES: POLARITY THINKING IN OUR SCHOOLS by Jane A. G. Kise
Some of the most frustrating experiences for educators result from pendulum swings—those predictable actions and reactions that come from programming launched in response to the weaknesses of a previous program that was itself developed to address the weaknesses of what … Continue reading
It took me a long time before I could say, “I am a writer.” I now proudly claim that Writer mantle because I spend a fair amount of time stringing together words, trying to say something worthwhile as engagingly as … Continue reading
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 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 35,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading
Screaming at the Ump by Audrey Vernick This middle-grade novel’s narrator is sixth-grader Casey Snowden, a baseball-writer-wannabe whose father and grandfather run the third best (out of three) umpiring schools in America. The supporting cast of Screaming at the Ump … Continue reading
This was a rough week for public employees in Illinois as the state legislature narrowly passed pension “reform” measures that will take a lot of dollars away from public retirees. On Monday, the day before the legislative vote, the Daily … Continue reading