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
#NJPAECET2 Live Blog: Leading Literacy
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
Biotech cleans up in the NYTimes Learning Network found poetry contest!
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!
On how the Internet reaffirmed my faith in humanity.
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.