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Readers Recommend 

This is reading promotion idea that’s inexpensive, low-tech, includes student voice, and I totally nabbed it from the amazing Librarian Tiff five years ago and I still love it! It’s kind of what you can call an oldie but a goodie. I don’t put this…

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Go Ahead, Scam Me Kids! 

WARNING: Rant Below. So, my last post was about an easy interactive reading promotion idea using Post-It Notes I got from my fabulous friend (and one time mentee) Tiffany Whitehead. Didn’t read it yet? Just landed here? That’s OK, maybe you should go back and…

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How Ron Swanson Inspires Educators 

The TAO of Ron Swanson  or How Ron Swanson Inspires Educators “We need to talk” “That has never been true” “I find these kinds of superficial social interactions awkward and uncomfortable. Please stop telling me about your personal life. Now.” “There’s only one thing I…

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Summer Reading 2019 

The Summer Reading List is Here! Where does the time fly? I can’t believe it’s that time of year again! Time to share our Summer Reading List with you! It’s my 27th year in HCPSS and 22nd year here at Murray Hill Middle School! W00t!…

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Dealing with Difficult People 

Teaching and dealing with others in the workplace can be sometimes tricky. Especially, when your job is to help both the kids and staff you know you will never make everyone happy. It’s physically and emotionally impossible. Most teachers just have to make their kids,…

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What’s Up with TikTok? 

What do you get when you mash together Instagram, Vine, Flipagram, and Musical.ly? TikTok. My middle school students introduced me to TikTok this past school year when I noticed that my 6th grade girls were glued to it during recess.  Fifteen second videos that you…

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Back to School Special 

A decade or so ago I started a series of Back to Special webinars with wonderful partners like my sweet friend Shannon Miller and for several years my two favorite mentees (who have since surpassed me!) Tiffany Whitehead and Jennifer LaGarde on the now defunct…

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