Category Archives: cultivating our voice

“If you really want to change the system, you need to think like a virus.”

We will be welcoming a new member to the PaperGrader fold in the next few days. More formal introductions will be coming. But today that person said something that really struck us. If you really want to change the system, … Continue reading

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Schools Matter: GUEST POST: Top 10 Things I Wish I Could Say Out Loud

This is a great post from a teacher’s point of view. All these things are truths.   Schools Matter: GUEST POST: Top 10 Things I Wish I Could Say Out Loud.

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Sarah Kay is a ‘thing made of awesome’

This is the reason TED is good. And the reason poetry is good. And the reason teaching is good. And the reason….oh never mind. Watch the damn video. I dare you not to be moved. Told ya. More about Sarah … Continue reading

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Milestones- 100 Posts!

Just for the record, Google Duh, by Doc Z, was our 100th post. Yay us. And yay you. Thanks for reading, tweeting, thinking and engaging. Here’s to the next 100.

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Happy Halloween!

A very happy Halloween from the Paper Graders! Note how our ID badges are such awesome accents to our costumes.

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Are you walking, or just talking?

We just finished up the Colorado Language Arts Society (or find ’em on Facebook) conference in Golden Colorado this afternoon. For me personally, it was a great experience. I heard some stimulating ideas, reconnected with collegues I hadn’t seen in … Continue reading

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Road Trip to CLAS Conference!

We will be presenting at the Colorado Language Arts Society conference this weekend in Golden. If you are on twitter, use the hashtag #tpgclas to let us know you are there and what is interesting to you! Our presentation is … Continue reading

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Story time with TeacherSabrina

We talk a lot in this office about how to get the message out. We talk about constructing narrative, and how the ‘school reform’ movement has done a good job of constructing a narrative that is simple and clear (wrong, … Continue reading

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Frustrations with research

A conversation with F. Scott today sent me into a bit of a tailspin. This and a string of conversations I’ve had over the last week, hearkened back to the thoughts I expressed a while back after my experience presenting … Continue reading

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Soldiers of Love

Greetings from my favorite local cafe. Finally I’ve carved out some time to write what has been rolling around in my head for a few weeks. I walked in my PhD graduation ceremony a few weeks ago. I finished everything … Continue reading

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