Monthly Archives: December 2015

Notes from the Playground: Greg John

From the first time I read “Chomp” – one of Greg John’s whimsical and wise stories – I was hooked!  In each of his stories, Greg magically captures his young students’ view of the world, giving us insights into their...
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December Giveaway

We are delighted with all the thoughtful and inspiring blog posts, poetry reflections and interviews that have been sent in to the website. We have many more to post – so be sure to keep checking in to see these...
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November Giveaway Winner!

In response to our November Giveaway question: Now that the school year has hit a rhythm — what new project, approach, or curriculum is blooming in your world? Eleanor Alexander shared her excitement about her new approach to her Grade...
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Happy Birthday Emily Dickinson

Today is Emily Dickinson’s birthday. So it is fitting to write a post in her honor – even more so, as she is a poet well loved by teachers. As we wrote in Teaching with Heart: “The poet most submitted...
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Teachers Talk Interview: Josh Morton

Name?  Josh Morton Current position? Middle school language arts teacher How long have you been in education? 14 years What’s a little known fact about you? I have two writing projects I would love to complete. But when there are...
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Teacher Reflections: Mel Glenn

Teaching Retired Teachers By Mel Glenn It is reputed that Kurt Vonnegut once said, “When I grew up I realized all adults, male or female, are emotionally 14.” After teaching two groups of retired teachers in my United Federation of...
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Teachers Talk Interview: Chauncey D. Reese

Name? Chauncey D. Reese Current position? Dean of Instruction How long have you been in education? 15 years What’s a little known fact about you? My great-grandfather was a Buffalo Soldier...
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