How Google Works (and how it can work for teaching)

Do you ever read books, not entirely or even not at all related to education, and your mind just spins with the possibilities and implications it has for teaching? It's one of the reasons I love to read nonfiction, especially from disciplines other than my own. It broadens your perspectives and gives you fresh ideas … Continue reading How Google Works (and how it can work for teaching)

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great book website: teenreads.com

This website is a great resource--especially the Ultimate Reading List that they have posted. I've found a lot of great books on there that I haven't read (surprisingly)! Plus it has a lot of books that kids like. Recent ones too- so it's great for keeping up to date on what great things are being … Continue reading great book website: teenreads.com

narrative writing models: TOO EXCITED NOT TO SHARE!

I have been hunting, searching, scavenging, keeping my eyes peeled, desperately seeking some model writing sample to use for my Narrative Writing unit coming up after Anne Frank. (YES, I am ACTUALLY planning MORE THAN one week AHEAD!)I almost screamed for joy in the middle of silent reading in class. Instead, I smiled really big … Continue reading narrative writing models: TOO EXCITED NOT TO SHARE!