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Donalyn Miller, 2010 NWP Annual Meeting

The 2015 Nerdies: Fiction Picture Book Winners Announced by Teri Lesesne and Donalyn Miller

The Nerdy Book Club began as a book award blog. Dismayed that so many books our students (and we) loved to read were overlooked during book award …

Books

Are We Forcing Students to be Noncompliant?

Noncompliance; just the word makes me shudder. So many connotations, so much negativity connected to this word, particularly in a classroom setting …

Resolved: Amp Up the New Year!

An NCTE workshop convinced Cheryl Mizerny that if she's going to expect her students to set challenging goals, reflect, and try again, then she needs …

So What’s My Problem with Homework?

I just read a frightening and excellent post by Mark Hansen discussing homework in a real-life example with his son and immediately I wanted to …

Purpose and Re-Purpose

In all of our clutter and madness. In all of our piles of things. In all of our new toys, books, and unnecessary items, I seem to have found my …

Inspiration

Germany recruits 8,500 teachers to teach German to 196,000 child refugees

Germany has recruited 8,500 people to teach child refugees German, as the country expects the number of new arrivals to soar past the million mark in 2015, Die Welt daily reported on Sunday.<p>About 196,000 children fleeing war and poverty will enter the German school system this year, and 8,264 …

My Favorite Moments of the Day

Some of my favorite moments during the school day are the impromptu, unplanned moments when I get to talk books with students. Why? Because when I …

Standardized Testing Stole Our Days!

I planned in advance and completely forgot that we were having the standardized Math test today! Bummer! <br>Wonderful plans put on hold.... <br>This is what …

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling For a version with no text overlay please follow this link: http://imgur.com/a/MRfTb<p>#1: You admire a character for …