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Students participating in the Slice of Life Classroom Challenge, please leave a link to your blog post for today in the comments below.
And so it begins. The thinking, watching, waiting and listening for just the write nugget of truth to share about each of the next 31 days. It’s exciting and scary and encouraging to think that there are so many other writers sharing in this journey as well. Somehow, this month seemed to creep up on […]
For the past week or so, that has been my question. Before there is any misunderstanding, please let me explain. I’ve know all along and fully intend to participate again in the challenge. It’s one of the most exhausting, rewarding, and downright amazing experiences I have with writing, reading and making virtual connections to […]
At first glance, this title of this post might cause the reader’s mind to jump immediately to snow days spent bundled in warm winter layers and conjure up muscle memories of aching backs and blistered hands obtained from hours of shoveling. While there certainly are a few flakes of snow swirling around the air […]
In the world of education thee has been so much focus and work dedicated to expectations, and standards. Rightly so. This work, the intensity required to really understand what students should KNOW and DO has already begun to transform my teaching. And yet, in the classroom. It’s the unexpected: fire drill lunchroom scuffle field […]
Every year I vow to make it the year that I write a Slice of Life entry each Tuesday. Sometimes I even go so far as to write up a post, but declare it unfinished and therefore never hit Publish. (You should see the stockpile of draft posts I’ve got going on!). Then, I vacillate between keeping […]