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March 22, 2017

I’ve been a teacher, a staff developer at Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, a coach, a reading specialist and an independent literacy consultant. I’ve seen a lot of libraries- specialized libraries, school libraries, classroom libraries, neighborhood librar...

February 22, 2017

“It’s magic,” a teacher I was working with recently declared after a reading conference we co-taught with one of her kindergarteners.  David is in his second year in kindergarten.  He works with a speech therapist and an occupational therapist, and as a reader, he had...

December 14, 2016

Seven months ago my second child was born (well we consider him our third child since our first is a vizla/lab mix that holds a prominent place in our family but that’s another tale...).

I knew before our son was born that I would struggle immensely with the first few m...

April 20, 2016

When I was in college Oprah Winfrey was doing a lot of television episodes about gratitude. I remember learning about the concept of a gratitude journal and the challenge to write down five things each and every day that you are grateful for. I wasn’t the happiest of p...

April 12, 2016

The teachers at my son’s nursery school just returned from the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance conference in Florida, and they are brimming with ideas about how to transform their classrooms.  One teacher is making a point of putting a bird's nest, shells and see...

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