Happy 70th birthday to my all time writing hero, Patricia Polacco. My relationship with her goes way back to when my children were little. We had a collection of all her books which now resides in my classroom. I actually was delighted to meet ...

A morning cup of coffee and a perusal of my inbox mixed with a daily email from Richard Byrne’s blog Free Technology For Teachers inspired me to put both of my upcoming reading classes on https://www.biblionasium.com/ On this kid friendly ...

I just spent three days in Denver, Colorado at the annual NEA Representative Assembly. What a treat to attend Raise Your Hand: Empowered Educators Day with my fellow state teachers of the year celebrating and encouraging teacher voice. The day ...

July 1st, it is d-day. My colleagues, Lisa and Kelsey, and I made a pact to participate in Donalyn Miller’s 7th annual Summer Book a Day Challenge. We will read a book a day during the month of July. This required a visit to the library and a ...