An Open Letter to New Teachers: As a new mother some twenty-eight years ago my mother-in-law told me that, “If you wait long enough, all the things you are teaching your children will come back to you.”  That was hard to believe as I ...

Although I have spent the day “proud as a peacock” there was no need for a display of colorful feathers, my students were three feathers in my cap!  I am always looking for opportunities for students to participate in authentic learning ...

Paul Newman once said, “The harder the hill, the steeper the climb, the better the view from the finishing line.”  This week I was thrilled to participate in our school-wide assembly to celebrate our Dunning Community of Readers. ...