Tara at A Teaching Life shares a story from her classroom that reminds us why it’s so important to #choosekind: A Story of Bags and Belongings.
Writer Jessica Gross was awarded with a pretty awesome prize: an Amtrak writing residency!
Stacey Shubitz attended the SCBWI New York Conference for the first time and shared the highlights. Sounds like lots of great learning happened!
I wish all schools had such inspiring vision statements.
Clare and Tammy share a few tried-and-true mentor texts for the elementary classroom.
This list of 45 Books to Teach Children about Black History has a few titles that fit my current challenge: reading 90 picture books about African-American history that don’t focus on slavery or Civil Rights.
Linda Baie, who writes a blog I really enjoy, Teacher Dance, was featured this week in Kirby Larson’s From the Office of Future Reading series. Linda shares several effective practices used in her school to promote independent reading. (And she writes about one of my all-time favorite professional development books, Penny Kittle’s Book Love!)
Ruth Ayres has 25 ideas for what to do when you don’t feel like writing. I especially like #5 and #18.
I missed the #nctechat on Formative Assessment, but Franki helpfully posted a round-up of blog posts inspired by the chat. Lots to read and think about here.
I loved J. Anderson Coats’s post on why we need diversity in YA fiction. Thanks to Carrie Gelson for sharing with me!