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Your Heinemann Link Round-Up for the Week of October 11–17

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Midway through October and we've reached peak foliage in New England. Other peaks reached: candy corn consumption, fake spider webs in front lawns, and outfits of tall boots and seasonal sweaters. Everything and everyone look great out there! Here are some links!

These links are interviews with educators, posts from our authors' and friends' blogs, and any interesting, newsworthy item from the past seven days. Check back each week for a new round of finds!

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Gravity Goldberg celebrated teachers as learners on her blog:

When teachers are able to say, “I don’t know how to do this” or, “I don’t understand,” they are acknowledging they too are learners. It can feel quite vulnerable to admit to ourselves and to our colleagues that we don’t know it all. But, it can also feel very artificial and lead to stress to pretend we have all the answers. When even one teacher in the room embraces the “not knowing-ness,” it creates space for everyone in the room to take on the role of a learner. Sometimes all it takes is giving ourselves and our colleagues permissions to question, wonder, and inquire with curiosity.

Click through to read the full post

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Kristi Mraz wrote a post about assumptions and labels:

Sometimes teachers use words like: lazy, attention seeking, trouble maker, or bully, but to be the adult that makes a difference, those labels must fall away. All actions come with a message and we must see past those actions to find the child and the needs and desires within.

Click through to read "We Are More Than Our Labels"

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The National Book Award finalists were announced. Are your favorites on the list?

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Kate and Maggie, at their blog indent, wrote about the difference between what we teach and what we cover.

To learn something new, we need support, immersion, repetition and response. Instead, we often fall into the rhythm of moving through a sequence of lessons. This sequence of lessons often results in good work product. But does this movement—this steady march towards publication—really give kids a chance to deeply explore one or two skills in writing or reading?

Click through to read "Keep It Simple, Get It Right"

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ICYMI: Some of our popular posts from this week.

The Teacher You Want to Be: Katherine Bomer on Replenishing Our Souls

Steve Leinwand: Just Ask "Why?"

A Mindset for Learning: Good in the World

Online PLC: Building A Community Of Learners

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That's it! Be sure to check back next week for another round of links. If you have a link or a blog, be sure to mention them in the comments below. You can also email them to us or tweet at us. We're pretty available over here. Cheers to your weekend!

*Photo by Andrej Chudy

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