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Ashes #TellYourStory

  2018 has been quite the whirlwind of a year, and it’s only June. The image of ashes keeps coming to mind. That image of something being in existence and then burned by fire until all that is left is ashes. But even in the…

Win FREE Books! #SparksInTheDark #KidsDeserveIt & #StoriesFromWebb!

  It’s summer!  For so many educators that is finally their chance to catch up on great professional development books.  But sometimes it always isn’t in our budgets to get all the great books we want….and I love giving things away, so I had an…

5 Must Read Books (May) #SparksInTheDark

  I started this “series” of posts back in February, and then my life got flipped upside down and I haven’t posted since then.  So, it’s back! My plan is to post once a month with 5 recommendations of books I’ve finished recently. These will…

The Power of Books #SparksInTheDark #TellYourStory

  I believe in the power of a single book.  That one story, or character, can empower/challenge/save a life.  I’ve seen it with my own eyes. In 2016 I was asked to join the Scholastic Principal Advisory Board.  This isn’t a position I get paid…

Tattered Pages #TellYourStory

  I have watched the power of a story change a life. I have seen a child become so engrossed in a book that they carry it everywhere with them and find a way to put it into any conversation.  And when you can have…