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Category: being a better colleague

protecting readers

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who loved to read. Her mother read her books. When baby sisters came along she read books to herself. Her dad […]

Perception is Truth. (Until it’s not.)

The faces are blurred to protect my students, of course. I wish I could share the unredacted photo: the students are relaxed, even laughing. Their body language is engaged, there […]

Mrs. Love is extra. Happy.

Needed to take a moment and capture the first two weeks at my new school: I love teaching ELA/History again! Great and wonderful things: 8th-grade scholars (not students, scholars) who […]

School Shopping.

Is Teachers Pay Teachers “bad?” And why do I have an image of my #ProjectLIT progress? I’ll pull it all together, promise. I believe that as a whole TPT is […]

The Writer’s Retreat

  Deliciously, when many teachers around the nation are going back to school, this is sweet revenge for those of us who do not return until the last week of […]

Summer Series of Saves: Teachers Talk.

Be centered on what matters to you.  Just wanted to capture a wonderful chat I stumbled onto–good ideas and inspiring to focus on what matters. And: I want to share […]

Versus.

George Couros has me thinking (again): “What is the difference between school and learning?” His article, One Question We Should Always Ask… made me think deeply about how the relationship between […]

Building (Relationships) Check-Up

*Coffee talk time! The Six Relationships That Characterize Great Schools I invite educators and non-educators to comment or add ideas to this document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xfLN2tVtXubahQZOl-_BKxoXt9VZ2-wgOJU9uWaZGTk/edit?usp=sharing I am thinking about making this […]

Dismantle, disrupt, and…discontinue?

One of my personality flaws is the fear of being misunderstood. I say it’s a flaw because I spend too much mental energy trying to explain my meaning after the […]

It matters.

Since last summer I’ve participated in the WABS/STEM Fellowship program (Washington Alliance for Better Schools). On May 22 the cohorts presented their Problem-based learning units, and we enjoyed delicious food […]

Slings, arrows and whatevs.

(They don’t think I know a b***load about the Gospels but I dooooo) Another great post from The Great Handshake: Moral High Ground and Blowhard Bloggers. Since someone had the […]

Dowry.

Back in April 2015, Love, Teach wrote a blog post that has been widely circulated, What I Wish I Could Tell Them About Teaching in a Title I School, and it […]

Careful.

One a walk with my husband the other day, we came to the conclusion that neither of us has much charisma. And by and large, that hasn’t been a problem […]

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