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Open The Tech Doors

Last week I hosted a Technology Open House at my school for lower school parents. It was an opportunity for the parents to work with their daughters during one of their tech classes. This was a first and I must say, "It was awesome!" Just think, parents learning how to use technology! When they (we) were growing up, they (we) didn't have these resources; hence, the [...]

Open The Tech Doors

Last week I hosted a Technology Open House at my school for lower school parents. It was an opportunity for the parents to work with their daughters during one of their tech classes. This was a first and I must say, "It was awesome!" Just think, parents learning how to use technology! When they (we) were growing up, they (we) didn't have these resources; hence, the [...]

When too much is enough

It's been just over a week and the Virginia Tech massacre is still fresh on everyone's mind. It's such a senseless and helpless moment for students, teachers and parents to deal with. As educators, we're with our students so much, that they really become our own and just the thought of losing even one of them is difficult to fathom. No one will [...]

When too much is enough

It's been just over a week and the Virginia Tech massacre is still fresh on everyone's mind. It's such a senseless and helpless moment for students, teachers and parents to deal with. As educators, we're with our students so much, that they really become our own and just the thought of losing even one of them is difficult to fathom. No one will [...]

"These are the first books I’ve ever read."

This quote is from a teenage student from an article written by Amber Mobley at the TampaBay.com. Book series creates reading craze Bluford books are being touted by teachers and more importantly by young readers. Mobley shares how some disadvantaged students are developing a strong love for books after reading and identifying with the characters in the Bluford Series books, written by multiple authors – [...]

"These are the first books I’ve ever read."

This quote is from a teenage student from an article written by Amber Mobley at the TampaBay.com. Book series creates reading craze Bluford books are being touted by teachers and more importantly by young readers. Mobley shares how some disadvantaged students are developing a strong love for books after reading and identifying with the characters in the Bluford Series books, written by multiple authors – [...]

Mourning Janet McDonald

Helen Frost, the author of one of my favorite books, THE BRAID, sent me an email yesterday sharing her sorrow at the loss of her friend, author Janet McDonald.  After reading the email, I knew that her name (Janet McDonald) sounded familiar, but I couldn't remember where I heard it. Then I started my (re)searching and found that I [...]

Mourning Janet McDonald

Helen Frost, the author of one of my favorite books, THE BRAID, sent me an email yesterday sharing her sorrow at the loss of her friend, author Janet McDonald.  After reading the email, I knew that her name (Janet McDonald) sounded familiar, but I couldn't remember where I heard it. Then I started my (re)searching and found that I [...]

The Unique Jacketflap Community

If you haven’t done so already, definitely join the growing community of educators, librarians, book publishers, marketers, illustrators and authors over at Jacketflap.  This community is truly growing and has loads of resources, databases and just plain interesting people to invite into your own Jacketflap page all for fuh-ree.

The Unique Jacketflap Community

If you haven’t done so already, definitely join the growing community of educators, librarians, book publishers, marketers, illustrators and authors over at Jacketflap.  This community is truly growing and has loads of resources, databases and just plain interesting people to invite into your own Jacketflap page all for fuh-ree.