Browsing All posts tagged under »Professional Development«

After the Mindfulness Workshop: Some Resources to Share

August 14, 2017

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I recently gave a workshop on Mindfulness in the Classroom. I’m writing this blog to share resources with the workshop participants–and anyone else who is interested in mindfulness practices. First of all, I want to thank Inside Out Literary Arts Project, especially Suma, Kristine, Alise, and Lia for inviting me to share my work on […]

Weaving Together Writer’s Workshop, Reader’s Workshop, and Land Ethic in ELA9

July 10, 2017

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10 July 2017 I am really excited about the new school year now. I’ve recently returned from Baraboo, Wisconsin, where I attended the second Building A Land Ethic Conference hosted by the Aldo Leopold Foundation, and I’ve been thinking about how to incorporate the idea of Land Ethic in the ELA9 course. Now that I’ve […]

Growing Readers–Through READING!

June 12, 2017

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June 12 2017 A Teacher Researcher Reflects on Year 1 with the MAISA Unit: Independent Reading This year was my first year with the MAISA curriculum. In fact, it was the district’s first year with ANY ELA curriculum; I have taught 23 years in a district where every ELA teacher could teach anything, in any […]

Going Public with Teacher Research

February 4, 2017

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By considering the following questions, I take my research from page to stage.

Book Review of The Mindful Teen by Dzung X. Vo, MD

January 31, 2017

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Mindfulness practices help my students cultivate self-awareness, self-compassion, & self-control, which in turn help them be more successful academically and socially, so that we may truly be a caring circle of friends.

Calm Down & Learn Better: Mindfulness Practices in the ELA classroom

October 8, 2016

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We’re a caring circle of friends, and this is one way we can care for ourselves and others

Mindful Medicine

September 24, 2016

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I reflect on the possibility that by using mindfulness practices, my students might change their minds and change their lives--and that more doctors might save more lives.