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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: 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 […]

Skill vs. Strategy: No Contest

No, really– we need both. There is no contest. We need the wrench and the blueprint. Can Reading Comprehension Be Taught? by Daniel T. Willingham & Gail Lovette — September […]

Cake in the rain.

  We all know this isn’t about cake. I’m trying to sort this out for my own sake, and then for my students’. Cornell Law Review Link. Amendment I Congress […]

Living history.

In 20 years, children will write DBQ’s on what this photo says about the state of our nation. America 2018. — dani (@danimiller345) May 26, 2018 What, you may […]

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 […]

Let me tell you about my boat.

Yes, this is an open letter. I hope it’s read, and understood with the best of intentions. It comes from a place of love. Dear 7th Administration Team Coming to […]


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 […]


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 […]

Such Bountiful Assessments

Just in time, during our ELL Endorsement class yesterday, we reviewed various assessment protocols and terms. They weren’t unfamiliar, but a timely reminder. Funny, that. Two, at the top: Reliable. […]

Disrupting Boredom.

I’m bored. And that’s a good thing. Because creative folks like me (and I believe we’re all creative) shake things up when we’re bored. (We sometimes get in trouble, but […]

Three more for the road…

Spring break is over today, and while it was magnificent in many delightful ways, I’m fighting off the “Sunday” feeling. If I were choosing an overarching theme for this year […]

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