Session: Effective Reading Strategies for the Content Areas Presenter: Heather Rocco Slides are here (will post the link once Heather tweets it out!). Love this spectrum by Margaret Early (1965)! The research shows: ages 0-12: Reading for unconscious delight ages 12-15: Reading to test against main character ages 15-22: Reading for philosophical speculation ages 22+: … Continue reading #NJPAECET2 Live Blog: Effective Reading Strategies for the Content Areas
Session: Leading Literacy Presenter: Heather Rocco Slides are here I was extremely excited for this presentation for a few reasons. #1- Heather and I chat on Twitter, and I was excited to finally meet her in person! #2- I love literacy and I love leadership; yay for one presentation that combines them both! #3- Heather … Continue reading #NJPAECET2 Live Blog: Leading Literacy
April is the cruellest month, but the fact that it's Poetry Month makes it much more bearable. This year, I had my students (froshies and juniors) submit their found poetry to the NY Times 5th annual found poetry contest. The challenge is to write a poem (14 lines or fewer) made almost completely of words … Continue reading Biotech cleans up in the NYTimes Learning Network found poetry contest!
I like to think that I'm like Kurt Vonnegut in a lot of ways. I might not smoke unfiltered Pall Malls or have a mustache, but, like Vonnegut, "I still believe that peace and plenty and happiness can be worked out some way. I am a fool.” Because I am an eternal and hopeless optimist, … Continue reading On how the Internet reaffirmed my faith in humanity.