Sunday Salon: What I’ve Been Reading Online

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Stacey Shubitz at Two Writing Teachers has an excellent post on Creating a Consistent and Meaningful Writing Life.

Cathy Day has some useful ideas for involving students in blogging about what happens in class.

Jenny Maehara explains why she launches her writing workshop with poetry.

I haven’t been following Chris Lehman and Kate Roberts’s blog-o-thon on Close Reading, but this post convinces me that I need to start reading.

My Methods students who swear they won’t be Negative Nancies will appreciate this advice on how to deal with co-workers who complain.

If you’re a teacher on Twitter and you aren’t sure who to follow or how to best use hashtags, Mrs. T’s post will get you started.

Young adult novelist Meg Rosoff has a powerful piece in The Guardian about why parents (and children’s literature) need to tell children the truth rather than try to protect them.

Melissa Sher shares 18 Things Children Can Teach Us About Happiness.

Troy Hicks shares some information about how the Common Core State Standards came into being with lots of links for those who want to learn more.

Interesting post by Will Richardson about visiting a new project-based learning school.

Tara Smith shares what happened when she followed Penny Kittle’s advice to write beside her students.

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