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Slice of Life: Procrastination

There are many different stories of my teaching life, but any truthful version has to include this moment when I sit at the coffee shop, stack of papers in hand, on the clock. I have promised students that I will return their papers to them today, with grades and substantial feedback, but two hours before…

IMWAYR

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 10/6/14

  Visit Unleashing Readers and Teach Mentor Texts to participate in the kidlit version of this weekly meme. On my blog: A collection of links to my favorite online reading A short celebration of my 400th blog post Reviews of several good multicultural nonfiction picture books Lots of questions about why schools aren’t teaching kids…

Sunday Salon

Sunday Salon: A Round-up of Online Reading 10/5/14

The Reading Life Wondering how to choose what book to read next? Book Riot identifies four methods. I’m partial to the Charlotte “Double-Booking” and Goldilocks Methods myself. In a reading slump? Try these tips for getting out.   The Writing Life Just in time for NaNoWriMo: ZenHabits gives guidelines on how to produce a high…