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“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall”

Most of us remember the famous Robert Frost poem “Mending Wall” from our high school days. Frost ruminates on the issue of a wall and how it separates…

Jan 5  |  By Paul Houston
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Conferring: The Magical Cake of Instruction

In the words of Carl Anderson, “Conferring is not the icing on the cake; it IS the cake!” Jennifer Serravallo and Gravity Goldberg also remind us that “conferring…

Jan 5  |  By Isabel Sawyer
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Why do we do literacy workshops?

Recently, I joined in on a What are the essentials of Independent Work in Being a Reader? webinar and talked with educators across the country about Independent Work areas in…

Dec 28  |  By Michele Krank
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Understanding the Power of Our Intention

We all have ideas and plans that we would like to see become reality. But far too often, they just stay at the idea stage. “Someday I’m going…

Dec 11  |  By Paul Houston
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Learning Letter Names!

Are you looking for support in teaching letter names? At this time of year, teachers of our youngest students are getting out our alphabet puzzle, letter stamps, modeling…

Dec 9  |  By Gina Fugnitto
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The Wise Leader (Part 4)

Lead effectively by staying open. For the last few months I have been sharing some ideas from my newest book (The Wise Leader: Doing the Right Things for…

Nov 21  |  By Paul Houston
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