Posted in March 2013

Trust and Technology go hand in hand

Trust and Technology go hand in hand

“The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.” ― Ernest Hemingway I have heard the story about when I first lied to my parents at least a gazillion times.  My family was going on some fantastic outing, probably to the dollar movies, and I couldn’t wait leave.  Before … Continue reading

Breathing life into writing

Breathing life into writing

“If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.” – Anais Nin We are the first chance our students have to understand why writing is important and what constitutes good writing.  I had to … Continue reading

Making Pre-Writings work with IBrainstorm

Making Pre-Writings work with IBrainstorm

My 4th grade class is officially one week away from our state standardized testing for writing.  From the beginning of the year my students have been great writers, but their organization and transitions have often been lacking to say the least. I have always been a visual learner, and I know most of my students … Continue reading

The Road Not ALWAYS Taken

The Road Not ALWAYS Taken

I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost Students rarely pick up a book they don’t enjoy and read it cover to cover.  It is even … Continue reading