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PLC Series: The Year in Review

Here are all of the posts from the year, listed with their guiding questions, so you can easily find those that might support your professional learning this summer and into next school year.  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Embrace Discomfort, Align Practices

Let’s begin thinking about aligning beliefs and practices not within the classroom, but in your personal life. Can you name something you routinely do because you believe it has a positive impact on long-term quality of life?  (continue reading)

An Update to our Copyright Language

To honor our commitment to protect our authors’ voices and expertise, we are therefore updating the copyright pages of our books and products to include the following:  (continue reading)

Are Books a Line Item in Your Budget?

Developing lifelong reading begins with books and we, as educators, have the power to make a school’s book supply seem endless in the eyes of its readers.  (continue reading)

5 Tips to Reduce Any Pre-Conference Anxiety

I know that evaluation is stressful and it’s hard not to feel like being judged. Five tips to focus your pre-conference, pre-observed lesson energies.  (continue reading)

Wrap-Up: PLC Series 2017-2018

Here are all of the posts from the year, listed with their guiding questions, so you can easily find those that might support your professional learning this summer and into next school year.  (continue reading)

Battling The Blahs Part 3: When Silence is Serious

If you, like me, suffer from bouts of the Blahs, I encourage you to develop your own plan too. To take care of our students, to do our part in ensuring Leticia and other young people like her don’t fall into the Abyss, we must first stay clear of it ourselves.  (continue reading)

Battling The Blahs Part 2: Helping Students Manage Stress and Stagnation

Last fall, I wrote about the Blahs, a predictable time of year when I struggle with energy, motivation, and self-doubt. A friend pointed out that our students battle their own Blahs as well.  (continue reading)

Online Discount for ASCD18 Now Through April 13th!

During the conference, all professional books on sale at a 30% discount and free shipping. Even if you can't be at ASCD, you can still use the discount!  (continue reading)

How Do We Create a Cohesive and Nurturing Classroom Community?

Right then Kristi decided: it wasn’t projects that would change the world, it was teaching how to be an engaged and responsible member of a community.  (continue reading)

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