Category Archives: To make you laugh….

Advice to A New Parent from 8th Graders

I am- very happily, nervously, excitedly, and exhaustedly- expecting a baby boy this summer. As I read up on all the latest parenting books, make notes about feeding schedules, wash all of the baby clothes and baby sheets and baby … Continue reading

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Answer to the riddle

I posted a riddle on my class blog earlier today, and I wanted my students to see that I’m a writer, too, so I posted the answer here in hopes of modeling writing habits!   The answer: Sequoia!   The … Continue reading

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Not Exceptional Enough

My little sister works for a marketing company. As someone who used to do blind taste tests with Skittles, I know that this job is particularly appropriate for her strengths and passions. She also is a remarkably hilarious story-teller, and … Continue reading

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No Cuts in Student Collaboration

I’m so proud of my former colleauges and the students at Harrison High School who put together this lip dub video.  What awesome evidence supporting the idea that we ALL can come together to create something new and great. I’ve read that 1,000 … Continue reading

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Babies

I just watched the film Babies. It is adorable, sad, and fascinating.  Most of all, it made me think about the cultural norms that we take for granted about raising children. I know that there were moments of the movie … Continue reading

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I am the writer who…..

For my students’ final writing assignment of first semester, I had them reflect on their writing based on the prompt “I am the writer who..” I almost cried for joy when I read what they wrote. Focusing on giving feedback rather than … Continue reading

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The 3six5 Project

http://the3six5.posterous.com/ On July 7, 2011, I will write my contribution to the 3six5 project blog. This is an incredible project (one that has inspired work that I would like my students to do in my writing workshop class!), and I … Continue reading

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