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Hey friends, it's been a while. At the end of every year I write a blog post reflecting on the year that's just come to a close...

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As educators I truly believe that we should always be growing.  I’ve always found it funny that we’re one of the few professions, that when we graduate college, we think we’re done and ready to be the best teacher possible.  Crazy right? I am constantly...

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  Why do you teach? Why did you want to work in education? Those are two questions that are paramount to the work that we do with kids.  Hopefully your answers range between - I wanted to impact children's lives - I love working with kids - I knew I...

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We've all seen or heard the iceberg analogy.  That idea that you only see about 10% of what is actually happening in someone's life, while the other 90% happens beneath the surface.  I think we could all agree with how completely true that is.   When you...

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  So I slacked off a little with my "Must Read" posts this summer so this one is a two-fer.  Here are TEN books I read this summer that I loved and I think you might too! Jabari Jumps by: Gaia Cornwall I love me some picture books and...

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  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 midst of...

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  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 be...

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  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 for but...

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