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Celebrating Teen Read Week 2014

Daily Activities: Guess how many books are in the library?  There is a jar at the circulation desk where students and teachers may guess! Get Caught Reading – Follow @CavaliersRead on both Twitter and Instagram, and see who we feature as “Caught Reading at DHS.”  Tag your own Instagrams or Tweets with #TRW@DHS or tag […]

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As we are midway through April with our Poetry Month celebrations, I am pleasantly surprised at the participation and response from our students. I’m also reflecting over some of the benefits I have seen. Let me share some surprising perks from our Spine Poetry Activity. Perk 1: Growing stock of student created spine poems for […]

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I revisit my World Lit class tomorrow, bringing them yet another list of possibilities to use as their vehicle for a presentation in World Lit. These are the remaining programs, apps, or websites I plan to feature, hoping to whet their appetite for something beside PowerPoint. The class has been immersed in TedTalks for tips […]

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Last year during the spring semester I swiped an idea from a neighboring district’s USC library intern (Karen Meharg, a now fully certified and working school librarian), and set to create a Library Book Tournament for my school. It was dubbed our “Library March Madness,” and patterned after the well-known NCAA Basketball Tournament (though a […]

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  Here is the description for a panel session I’m facilitating at the upcoming SCASL Conference (in just over three weeks, March 12-14, 2014). It is slated for 11:00AM Thursday, March 13 in the Columbia Convention Center. I am sharing this now in hopes that you SCASL Conference attendees will put it on your calendar, […]

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A Pep Talk for Teachers

I think I need this more than many!!    

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We return tomorrow to school after having Tuesday through Friday off for snow. I applaud my district for making the decisions daily early enough to have no worries about dealing with treacherous icy roads to and from school. Since I had an appointment Friday early, my hubby and I actually went out and scraped the […]

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In recent days I’ve been mulling over what is the best way to present professional development for educators. As I’m scheduled this week to give an after school PD, I am reflecting on recent conversations about what is most effective. I have come to the conclusion that PD cannot be standardized, and there will always […]

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Our school is experiencing an Innovation “grant,” and I’d like to thinks we can move in this direction. Thanks Scott for sharing this.

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Data Crunching

Our Annual report for the 2012-2013 school year – still not what I want it to be.  

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