June 15, 2016

I worked with a colleague who, on the last day of school, after the last kindergartener gleefully bounds out of her room, stands in her empty classroom, breaths deeply, looks around and says aloud, "Well. That was that."

The end of the year brings up many emotions for t...

January 4, 2016

Most of the teachers I've been working with this past fall are knee-deep into the (relatively!) new Units of Study for Writing Workshop put out by Lucy Calkins and her brilliant team. One of the most common questions I've been asked these last few months is about the d...

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During the past three months, I've worked with teachers in four global capital cities- Paris, Dublin, London and Washington, DC. And no matter where I go, I hear the same thing from teachers: "But I know my students learned this last year!"


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