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Reflections on NCTE 2012, looking back from a dining room table in Iowa

Okay so I didn’t write yet for conference day three. I blame the Las Vegas strip. After the last session we attended Saturday, we headed out to explore the strip. That means that we walked from the MGM Grand all … Continue reading

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Am I an English teacher who has to teach journalism or a journalism teacher who has to teach English?

I recently had the tremendous opportunity to attend the Reynolds Institute for high school journalism, supported by the American Society for News Editors and HSJ.org. This happens every summer at four different locations around the country–I had the good fortune … Continue reading

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Cool PD Thoughts:The Edcamp Model | Ecology of Education

We are on Spring Break this week. And we are enjoying it. However, through the magic of technology (I set this post mid-week), we still bring you thoughts on education. I loved this report an an ASCD12 conference session about … Continue reading

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PhDs as K12 teachers

It seems that my husband and I are somewhat unique–we both have PhDs and have chosen to return to the high school classroom rather than pursuing careers as college professors. I often feel like the world looks at this choice … Continue reading

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