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My Journey Continues as a Literacy Strategist


Today, I woke up and instantly had a blah feeling in the pit of my stomach.  Not only is it the anniversary of the tragic events that took place in Sandy Hook three years ago, but it also happens to be the date of my grandmother’s passing four years ago.  Needless to say, for lack of a better word, I had an ‘icky’ feeling. I began reading some of the.. Read More

To Tell or Not To Tell (that is the question…)

Recently, a teacher asked me about what to tell students when you have a planned absence.  Do you tell your class you’ll be out or say nothing?  As I thought about my answer, I realized, there are probably different schools of thought and, as with many complex topics, no right or wrong answer.  So, let’s go through some of the pros and cons for telling vs. not telling. Telling Your.. Read More