Mary Poppins and Picture Books

Last year Katie and I embarked on #bookaday.  A hashtag inviting teachers to share one picture book a day with their students.  I was a bit skeptical how reading a picture book could enhance my school day that was already full, already packed.  However, I loved picture books and loved…

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Our STUDENT-LED Spring Conferences

Second trimester report cards are upon us and with it is one of my (I will only speak for myself here, although I think Katie would agree with me) favorite times of the year: spring conferences.  Katie and I love conferences; we love spending quality time with our students and…

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“THAT, my friends, is what mentorship is all about!”

GENIUS HOUR AND MENTORSHIP We are knee deep into our second year of Genius Hour.  As we continue to be more knowledge and comfortable with this process, we continue to make adjustments and improvements.  There aren’t many requirements with Genius Hour; that is kinda the whole point.  It’s a time…

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Basic Human Needs: Designing Meaningful Curriculum

I have recently been reading about professors who are examining injustices in their dissertations on water.  We have found classes at the college level that study the inequities of water availability around the world.  Water is in the news everyday. Considering these high level examinations of water gets me excited…

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