Category Archives: reflective journals

Edmodo for Authentic Writing

I’m sold on social networking as a vehicle for students to publish the best of their writing. It is one of my principal sources assessment data now. I catch them at their most eloquent, when they are engaged, and independent. … Continue reading

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Taking Risks

Friday a colleague and I took fifty fourth graders on a three-hour tramp along the Trans Canada Trail where it skirts the city. It was quite an adventure for our students. Although the reality is, they were never more than … Continue reading

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Teaching Students to think While They Read

I am working my way through Adrrienne Gear’s book, Reading Power as part of my summer PD. It is a blend of useful perspective on reading applying mostly familiar strategies to introduce, practice, and master reading skills. The intent of … Continue reading

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I need Learning Journals

I don’t use bookmarks very often, particularly since the demise of Google Reader. Search engines are so useful now that one can recover sources with a brief key word search. If I could not remember the key words, it is … Continue reading

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