Library update

A quick update before I head out for the weekend: The world is a big place, and sometimes it's hard to wrap our heads around the differences people on this single planet experience in a day. It's spring in North America, but fall in South America and Africa. We...

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Tough Reads

Sometimes we have to read the hard things to really appreciate the lives of others. Sometimes the hard-to-read books help us understand ourselves better. Take the time to read something you've never experienced before. You'll be surprised by what you learn. I'm going...

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All Write Already

Reading about writing, listening to podcasts about writing…reading what I’ve written. Welcome back to me! I revved myself up with a stroll through the archives of some of the podcasts I used to listen to (over a year ago), but that I had given up to focus on NAEYC...

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Brain Transition Traps

Getting back to writing after a year off for school gives me both a parallel path and a need to prioritize. Meeting our personal expectations as writers and within the day-time professional sphere can be more than challenging. I’d dare say my own expectations for...

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Mock Newbery Time

We were fortunate enough to have eight Mock Newbery books donated to the school to allow the third through sixth grade classes to participate in the Mock Newbery experience. The initial lesson included a presentation outlining the main stories we'll be comparing and...

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Environments

This is fun! Don't judge me by my bookmarks. Thinking Critically about Environments for Young Children, edited by Lisa P. Kuh,  is a combination of several articles outlining the legacies of thinkers who created our view of childhood and various ways to bring...

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Constructivist in our midsts

It's come to my attention that we have a constructionist on our hands. It should have been obvious, but here we are. To invigorate this reluctant reading-heavy building child seeking to understand his universe, I'm finding unusual books and pairing them with materials...

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I’m in a Collection!

J.L. Forrest Edited Alien Abduction: Short fiction on the themes of alien abduction includes a familiar face: me! I wrote "Dissident" the third chapter in this little gem. Check it out! Herein you’ll find thought-provoking, wondrous, hopeful, frightening, and deeply...

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Transitions

"Ch-cha-cha changes!" David Bowie wrote this song about a transitional time of life. Not unexpected. However, he was talking about artistic as well as professional and personal changes. His wife was pregnant, he was redefining himself from singer to artist, adding...

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Library update

A quick update before I head out for the weekend: The world is a big place, and sometimes it's hard to wrap our heads around the differences people on this single planet experience in a day. It's spring in North America, but fall in South America and Africa. We...

Tough Reads

Sometimes we have to read the hard things to really appreciate the lives of others. Sometimes the hard-to-read books help us understand ourselves better. Take the time to read something you've never experienced before. You'll be surprised by what you learn. I'm going...

All Write Already

Reading about writing, listening to podcasts about writing…reading what I’ve written. Welcome back to me! I revved myself up with a stroll through the archives of some of the podcasts I used to listen to (over a year ago), but that I had given up to focus on NAEYC...

Mock Newbery Time

We were fortunate enough to have eight Mock Newbery books donated to the school to allow the third through sixth grade classes to participate in the Mock Newbery experience. The initial lesson included a presentation outlining the main stories we'll be comparing and...

Environments

This is fun! Don't judge me by my bookmarks. Thinking Critically about Environments for Young Children, edited by Lisa P. Kuh,  is a combination of several articles outlining the legacies of thinkers who created our view of childhood and various ways to bring...

Constructivist in our midsts

It's come to my attention that we have a constructionist on our hands. It should have been obvious, but here we are. To invigorate this reluctant reading-heavy building child seeking to understand his universe, I'm finding unusual books and pairing them with materials...

I’m in a Collection!

J.L. Forrest Edited Alien Abduction: Short fiction on the themes of alien abduction includes a familiar face: me! I wrote "Dissident" the third chapter in this little gem. Check it out! Herein you’ll find thought-provoking, wondrous, hopeful, frightening, and deeply...

Transitions

"Ch-cha-cha changes!" David Bowie wrote this song about a transitional time of life. Not unexpected. However, he was talking about artistic as well as professional and personal changes. His wife was pregnant, he was redefining himself from singer to artist, adding...