Monthly Archives: May 2014

Helping Teachers Stand Firm

Emily Pendergrass blogged recently about teachers who “stand firm” against the low expectations they hear from other teachers, their administrations, and the larger culture. I admire teachers who can stand firm, and I think their stories can be inspiring, especially

Posted in Instruction

Make Time for Writing by Mapping to Learn

I’ve been looking for a good literacy chat on Twitter, and just stumbled upon one that I really enjoyed: #teachwriting. The discussion this week was on writing across the curriculum. First, let’s just define writing across the curriculum. I love

Posted in Disciplinary Literacy, Writing

Ready to Run, Ready to Read

About a month ago, I participated in a running relay race with 11 of my wonderful colleagues as part of team Jedi Mindtrix. We ran from Huntington Beach to San Diego, a distance of about 195 miles. We were divided

Posted in Teaching Challenging Texts