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Three TED Talks to Watch This Week

This week, I shared two TED Talks in my classes and watched a third that I found kind of brilliant but doubt I find a way to share in class. Children’s book author and illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka shares the story of how he became an artist in this moving and often funny talk. It’s…

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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Problems

The Broke and Bookish host a Top Ten list every Tuesday. This week’s topic is book-related problems. And I have a few. Self-Restraint As in, I have none. I periodically make a resolution to buy no more books for two or three months, usually in an effort to get the credit card debt back to…

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5 Things I Loved About Last Week #celebratelu 2/14/15

 Ruth Ayres hosts a weekly celebration on her blog. I appreciate this invitation to reflect on the positives of my week. 1. Book talks with real actual teenagers. I spent Wednesday morning visiting Maggie, a teacher intern who is currently student teaching. When I observe my pre-service teachers during their student teaching, I usually try…