building a dream

April 22, 2014 by  
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I have a vision. A bookish vision. It started because this school year I have been doing loads of reading about best practice teaching strategies and practices of master teachers. Specifically, I was inspired after reading Collaboration & Comprehension: Inquiry Circles in Action and after attending a training about reading workshops by Penny Kittle based […]

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Necessary Position

April 22, 2014 by  
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I think I’m in the middle of a funk. This in-between place of disappointment and excitement. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll know that my latest job only lasted 3 weeks. I have no idea what happened but I’m going to take it at face-value…they said it wasn’t me. So…that is the 2nd time [...]

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founder and editor of Rock and Drool and You Won't Go Blind. mom gone mental. 'nuff said. http://www.rockanddrool.com

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Puppets Take Detroit

April 22, 2014 by  
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We all know Detroit is full of quirky, off the beaten path spaces that hold treasures and delights. This month, we hit on a big one, right in downtown. On[...]
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Dining with children

April 21, 2014 by  
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“Cool”est Kickstarter: ICETee

April 21, 2014 by  
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I see a lot of cool Kickstarter campaigns, but this one is my favorite! I love to run, but the summer months can be really hard because of the heat.  I either need to go before the sun comes up…

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The Morning After

April 21, 2014 by  
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It’s a funny thing, preaching. Sometimes you hit a home run. Your words and phrases and everything are perfect. Your delivery is flawless. You leave the pulpit feeling like you really accomplished something. Then you find out nobody else felt the same way. There are other times when you feel like you flied out to […]

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Blog Love

April 21, 2014 by  
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This weekend was so busy I didn’t have time to finish my Sunday post, so here it is a day late to help you procrastinate at work :) This week was for building routines for the student showcase, taking two more steps toward my next scary/exciting/scary goal (another big step is coming up this week and […]

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Not in the Grave

April 20, 2014 by  
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My earliest Easter memory is of sitting in a gym…or outside on a football field of some sort…with my Grandma Jo and my mom at the crack of dawn for the town’s Sunrise Easter Service. I was too young to remember the location of the service, but I know we went for a few years, […]

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Book Review: What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir by Kristin Newman

April 20, 2014 by  
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What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir by Kristin Newman 3/5 I’m a sucker for a witty title. I wanted this book to be more than what it was. Instead of a book of female empowerment or taking your own path, it was a long list of exotic…

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My book marketing experiment by spending $10 on @Fiverr.com

April 20, 2014 by  
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In January I mentioned I was checking out fiverr.com for some book marketing and asked if anyone else had done … Continue reading

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