What should a child’s learning life look like at home?

Parents and teachers: I pose this question and hope to generate conversation: What should a child’s learning life at home look like? Here is my answer! It should be joyful

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Come join us at NCTE Saturday, November 17th(L.46):  Planning Writing Studies That Ignite Teacher and Student Curiosity

Join Karen Cohen Caine, Patricia Vitaly-Reilly, Claire Noonan and me on Saturday, November 17th at NCTE (L 46 4:15-5:30) as we think together about ways to reignite curiosity in both

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Homework:  Six Ways That Teachers and Parents Can Work Together To Make Homework More Joyful and More Impactful

              Isn’t it strange how sometimes your best learning comes in your worst moments—those moments when your stress and exhaustion levels are so high,

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My Daughter Started Kindergarten:  What Did I Learn From Her Shaky Start?

My daughter started Kindergarten last week. This was a huge milestone for both of us, but we thought we were ready.  We had the ‘flippy’ backpack, a fancy new lunch

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Empathy, Flexibility and Choice: The Cornerstones of Independent Writing

This summer I took off my literacy consultant hat for two weeks and replaced it with my teaching hat. I taught Writing Camp at Project Write Now for two glorious

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Because I am both a ‘Mommy’ and an educational consultant, parents and teachers often ask me: What can I do as a parent over the summer (or suggest as a

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Finding The ‘Right’ Balance

I’m one proud mama! In the past week, my baby graduated from preschool and did a solo gymnastics routine.  She even ended with a cartwheel (which was HUGE as she

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  On Saturday May 5th, Karen Caine and I held our first Saturday Writing (www.saturdaywriting.com). We had the privilege of working with amazing educators from New Jersey school districts such

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Have you noticed our excitement about our FIRST Saturday Study? Yes, it’s true. Karen Caine and I are over the moon that so many passionate educators have already said YES

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There are very few people who would disagree with the idea that talk is an essential part of Writing Workshop. But what kinds of talk should kids do? And how

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