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People Power

People Power Building Community Without community, a classroom is just a room. Without community, a class is just a crowd. A community of learners starts with discovering each person’s talents and builds on the relationships that develop from respectful discussions…

Six Vocabulary Visits

It’s summer and time to visit friends. Yet, teachers often wander back into  their work to improve their strategies for the next year. I know the research on Vocabulary Instruction by Marzano— see a review and many resources here: jc.schools.net…

Netiquette: Every Day

“Our Blog: a place to enhance written discourse and media citizenship among students.” What does that mean? How do we explain this to our students? In our writing classroom, we review lessons from these sites: Net Smartz On Guard Online…

Pencil Tech for Writing

One of my students’ favorite activities is power writing.  Here’s the basics: Power Writing for Fluency View more presentations from Sheri Edwards. After each power writing timed session, I ask students “Please stand if you have written ten or more…

Yes, We Can Serve

Check out the writing classroom at Nespelem School. We’ve started a voicethread that other students across the country are joining. President Obama asked for a new spirit of service to our country. Our students heard that call in the Inaugural…

Fine in 2009

A friend said yesterday, “In 2009, things will be fine.” Hope seems to be springing up even in our snowy landscape. For myself and my class, things will be fine, too. I’m committed to creating online collaboration and student leadership.…