Literacy: It Starts with Engagement

A couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of participating in a Twitter chat and podcast hosted by Stephen Hurley of  VoicEd Canada about Regie Routman’s new book  Literacy Essentials.  The conversation was about engagement and I’ve been giving it a LOT of thought ever since. I challenged myself to think about a way to use the students’ passions…

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Why Less Really IS More

These past 2 weeks have been a real learning experience for me. As I tried to make more room for documentation by removing the furniture and storage from the walls in the classroom, I quickly came to the conclusion that I was going to have to take away many of the materials that were accessible…

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