Category Archives: Professional Development

Reading is essential to success in classroom

Who could quibble with this statement? “Reading is absolutely essential for success in school and in life, setting the foundation for access to and mastery of most other subject areas.” This quotation is the opening sentence in an op-ed piece … Continue reading

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Good and ecologically sound practice for helping to protect the environment. Reduce the amount of material that would untimately need disposal; learn to reuse items instead of just throwing them away; recycle materials–put them back into the production stream and keep them … Continue reading

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NBC for All

I am not sure yet what I think about this idea–expecting National Board Certification for all of the teachers in America. It costs almost $3000 these days to make one’s way through the year-long process. I found this blog post … Continue reading

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It So Easy to Recycle

I decided to skim through some of my earliest posts. I really was not looking for a way to sneak in a fast and easy extra post today. Really. But, this one is too good not to recycle. Esepcially at … Continue reading

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You can enhance reading and math instruction and learning by engaging kids in science.

That’s right. It has been done. It has a proven track record. This concept has been taught by reading and science faculty at the University of Delaware (I know this to be true because I took their Science and Literacy … Continue reading

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The Eternal Search

My colleagues and I are still seeking one of the Holy Grails of education: I call it PDGPD. Translation? Pretty Damned Good Professional Development What did we used to call professional development (PD) in the good old days? This is … Continue reading

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Why stop now?

I am heading toward my 100th post. This will be #89. I started back in November of 2010. I would like to post more often, but I don’t have a lot of extra time. And, I gotta feel the passion … Continue reading

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