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Happy Birthday, Amy!

I’m the big 4-0 today! Time really flies. So readers, please help yourselves to a slice of my virtual birthday cake. My wishes are for continued good health and bright futures for each of you.  This week was spent doing what I love, teaching reporting skills to young, aspiring journalists. Just because a student is in second or third [...]

Happy Birthday, Amy!

I’m the big 4-0 today! Time really flies. So readers, please help yourselves to a slice of my virtual birthday cake. My wishes are for continued good health and bright futures for each of you.  This week was spent doing what I love, teaching reporting skills to young, aspiring journalists. Just because a student is in second or third [...]

In The News

My students made it onto the news! Watch this clip! You will, however, have to watch the entire two minutes. I had a blast this week teaching my favorite subject newscasting, to an energetic group of fourth, fifth and sixth graders. Of course, their highlight was a field trip to the WCBS newsroom where they watched a live taping of the noon broadcast. [...]

In The News

My students made it onto the news! Watch this clip! You will, however, have to watch the entire two minutes. I had a blast this week teaching my favorite subject newscasting, to an energetic group of fourth, fifth and sixth graders. Of course, their highlight was a field trip to the WCBS newsroom where they watched a live taping of the noon broadcast. [...]

Remember Librarian, Susan Scatena?

You remember her. She’s the fuchsia haired, children’s librarian at the Whitestone Library (Queens) – NY, who, after a reading challenge, had to sit in a tub of jello. It  was a summer incentive to get students reading. Here’s the post from 2006. Word has it that Susan is looking for a good idea to inspire her summer [...]

Remember Librarian, Susan Scatena?

You remember her. She’s the fuchsia haired, children’s librarian at the Whitestone Library (Queens) – NY, who, after a reading challenge, had to sit in a tub of jello. It  was a summer incentive to get students reading. Here’s the post from 2006. Word has it that Susan is looking for a good idea to inspire her summer [...]

Textbooks go digital?

Why is it taking so long for textbook companies to go digital?  I work in a school and have yet to see teachers using online textbooks during instruction. Why? There are, however, schools in Phoenix who are turning the pages, online. "A shift toward digital textbooks for kindergarten through high school not only is updating the way students [...]

Textbooks go digital?

Why is it taking so long for textbook companies to go digital?  I work in a school and have yet to see teachers using online textbooks during instruction. Why? There are, however, schools in Phoenix who are turning the pages, online. "A shift toward digital textbooks for kindergarten through high school not only is updating the way students [...]

Spears is at it again

It’s been a priviledge to teach middle school students this week, newscasting. My 8-year old, in her wise way, said, "she made a poor choice." It’s amazing how the news about Jamie Lynn Spears’ pregnancy is dominating

Spears is at it again

It’s been a priviledge to teach middle school students this week, newscasting. My 8-year old, in her wise way, said, "she made a poor choice." It’s amazing how the news about Jamie Lynn Spears’ pregnancy is dominating