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Nov 28 2011

I can remain calm during a random observation.

My co-principals are not the type to hold pop-up formal observations, but our school definitely has an open door policy. I can’t remember the last whole week when I didn’t have at least one non-faculty member drop by my classroom for anything from a five minute “pop in” to an hour long video taping. Guests…

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Nov 27 2011

I can read independently for 30+ minutes.

As a middle school teacher of reading, writing, speaking, and listening (a deliberate reference to the former NYC English Language Arts standards for those in the know, and don’t worry, I’m not defending them) I often find myself defending the practice of consistent, purposeful independent reading. A conversation typically goes like this: Other Educator: Well,…

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