Motivating Students to Read

Today, at the Illinois Reading Conference, I was able to meet Aaron Reynolds.  He is an author we have wanted to bring to our school for our One Author-One School program.  (A yearlong author study with a culminating activity where the author comes to our school.  Each student receives an autographed book at the end […]

Spring Conferences

  For the past seven years I have had a spring open house in place of spring conferences (I still have conferences with parents of students).  The students and I create a scavenger hunt around the classroom and the school so that the students could share what they have learned with their parents.  I have […]


How do you PLC?  In other words, how do you collaborate and talk with your colleagues? Do you PLC? Why do you PLC? Who do you PLC with? I have found that I like to talk….I talk forever about teaching.  Just 5 minutes ago, I was keeping my colleague from going home because I could […]