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PD for White Teachers: A Conversation on Confronting Racism

August 22, 2018

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I just finished listening to a conversation with Teaching While White team members, Elizabeth Denevi and Jenna Chandler-Ward, and author, Robin D’Angelo, of White Fragility. When D’Angelo is asked by teachers what to do about racism, she says her new response is, “What about your life has allowed you to be a full-functioning, professional, educated […]

Please Watch: Documenting Hate from Frontline

August 12, 2018

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Our classrooms must be living models of our nation's motto, e pluribus unum, "out of many, ONE," for all our students.

Returning To Reading Research

July 26, 2018

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I finally come back round to my reading research. Several months ago, I wrote: This is Part 1 of a Multi-Part Series on Reader’s Workshop in Senior ELA12. Future posts will narrate our journey through the unit, highlights and insights from the journey, and include explanations of how I model The Reading Life for my […]

Self-Care & Self-Improvement

July 2, 2018

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Thanks for reading. Thanks for subscribing. With Gratitude, ~ lisa

Responding To A Frequently-Asked Question About Teen Behavior

April 28, 2018

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I address a negative stereotype about teen behavior in this blog. As a teacher at a public high school, I often get asked in casual conversation, “Are high school students really getting worse and worse as time goes by, like I hear in the media?” The people who ask use a certain tone in their […]

Reader’s Workshop in Senior ELA : A Journey of Discovery

January 12, 2018

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Part 1 of a Series on Independent Reading in Senior ELA Hooray! Unit 2 of Senior ELA is Reader’s Workshop. For me, this is exciting. For many of my students, this is unbelievable; this is unthinkable; this is outrageous. My seniors are not, for the most part, independent readers. I’m not exactly sure when they […]

Artifact Analysis: Finished Book Lists 2017

June 16, 2017

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“What happens when I make Independent Reading a high priority in my classroom?” Now that I’ve considered the numbers of books my students have read, I’m wondering about what kinds of books they read. I get a second copy of the finished book lists and get out the highlighters. I brainstorm categories to look for […]