GARY ANDERSONThanks for visiting my blog. I appreciate your time reading and commenting here.
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- What Students Read When They Can Read Anything
- When Students Cheat (And When They Don't)
- A Dozen Cool Ways to Use Periscope in Your Class
- My Books for 2012
- Review: NINETEEN MINUTES by Jodi Picoult
- 2014 in review
- What Do You Do in Your "Free" Periods?
- Remembering Donna Douglas, Little Jimmy Dickens, and Miller Williams
- "The New/Newer/Newest Colossus"
- Trust Your "Primary Wisdom"
- @JudyArzt I liked how the #periscope camera was pointed away from faces to focus on the books being discussed. Might seem "safer" for some. 3 hours ago
- @JudyArzt Do you know when that class will broadcast? I'd like to look in. Thanks. 3 hours ago
- RT @JudyArzt: LIVE on #Periscope: 👍📘😎Books for #read4fun & #shelfiewednesday at Global Magnet #Connecticut periscope.tv/w/aLdPszI1MjQ4… 10 hours ago
- 5 of 5 stars to Drowned City by Don Brown goodreads.com/review/show?id… 15 hours ago
- Today's class journal topic: Begin with this: “Today I …” (inspired by Heidi Julavits’s The Folded Clock). #HCE100 19 hours ago
- 4 of 5 stars to Kitchens of the Great Midwest by J. Ryan Stradal goodreads.com/review/show/13… 1 day ago
- 2015 ACT Writing Test Changes blog.ivywise.com/blog-0/2015-ac… 1 day ago
- 3 of 5 stars to Sloth Slept on by Frann Preston-Gannon goodreads.com/review/show/13… 1 day ago
- @MelisaMulder As a parent, I'm not a fan of student-led conferences. My goal at conferences is to hear directly from the teachers. 1 day ago
- 4 of 5 stars to A Full Life by Jimmy Carter goodreads.com/review/show/13… 1 day ago
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Tag Archives: collaboration
Over the past couple of weeks I’ve spent time at my kids’ schools enjoying holiday performances and marveling at the quality of artistry displayed by various performing arts groups. As I watched a conductor lead a middle school orchestra through … Continue reading
At this time tomorrow, I’ll be “wheels up” and on the way to Las Vegas for the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. (If you’re already in Las Vegas, save some fun for me!) What am I excited … Continue reading
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
In my last semester of college, back in 1980, I requested a student-teaching assignment several hours away from campus, nearer my home in central Iowa. I was directed to Madrid High School in Madrid (pronounced MAD-rid), Iowa. I was designated … Continue reading
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
Top Ten Lessons Learned This Year: Students learn best when they have choice over their reading and writing experiences. Many in education seem to value consistency over learning. I try to ignore and avoid those folks, but they’re becoming harder … Continue reading