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A Conference on Heroism

I want to share news of an amazing opportunity I think every educator  (and every parent, every middle or high school student, and every concerned citizen) should know about.  It is no secret that bullying is a plague in our society.  It exists in every school, and also in hundreds of work places.  It is a […]

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Why We Read

I have been part of a few discussion recently regarding “reading incentive” programs, and it has caused me to do a lot of thinking about motivating readers.  I have also done quite a bit of reflecting about my own reading life. As a kid, my mom and I (and brother) read together every night – […]

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Praise and Thank You

I have been thinking a great deal about the balance between encouraging positive behavior and going over the top with praise.  Sometimes in my room I feel like I am gushing, and it is time for me to reflect.  So here we go… Praise.  Praise is not actually what kids want or need.  They want […]

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Bilingual Classrooms – Guest Post from Lilypad Littles!

I am excited to welcome Ms. R from Lilypad Littles as a guest blogger!  She is a bilingual kindergarten teacher who has offered to come and share some of her expertise!  With so many teachers finding themselves in classrooms with students that are not native English speakers, I know these ideas will be helpful! In my […]

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