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Collaborative Reading Exercise

Whenever I have a lesson planning mental block, I pull out my trustworthy NYCWP Satellite Institute binder. A few weeks back, I had on the syllabus that I would go over the text the students had read in Summerbridge: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Saffron Foer. We were to talk about the idea … Continue reading

A Conference for Educators by Educators

A Conference for Educators by Educators

At the end of April, I attended two very different conferences back to back. And I literally mean back to back–I flew home, arrived at 11pm, repacked by  bag, and left at 6am the next day. I didn’t even tell my kids I was coming home; I just told them I was going away for … Continue reading

The New York City Writing Project

The New York City Writing Project

One of the reasons I started this blog came from my experiences in attending The New York City Writing Project’s Satellite Institute this spring. One Saturday a month I meet with 20 other teachers and we work on our own writing, we learn new strategies to teach writing to our students, we read about teaching … Continue reading