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According to Lucy Calkins , we may view the CCSS as a curmudgeon or as if they are gold. Where are you on the spectrum?She also explains the most challenging aspect of the CCSS is how to best…Continue
What Family Involvement ideas have you done so far this school year? Here are some suggestions: Donuts with Dads, Muffins with Moms, a class performance at every PTA/PTO meeting. There are so many…Continue
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I was lucky enough to attend many sessions at the IRA conference in San Antonio this spring. One of my favorite sessions covered the topic of engaging less motivated students. I was able to bring back some of the strategies that were shared and use them in my classroom. I brought in some high interest books and magazines about current weather- including recent newspaper articles from the past year including recent blizzards and…Continue
Recently, long-time ISRA member/officer/educator Jack Humphrey wrote a letter to the editor in defense of the public library: an institution that is quickly losing support from public funds.
Here's Jack's intro and I've attached his letter to the editor.
Read and pass on to your friends and feel welcome to comment:
I recently spoke to 30 public librarians and passed on the experience…