Musing on end-of-year field trips…

Just kidding…

child restraints field trips export


A fun Reader’s Theater alternative…

I’ve always been a fan of Reader’s Theater.

Here’s a new take on ‘performing’ a book…

The Ludacris version of Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney.

Sounds darn good to me. I can just see kids performing this and heads bobbing and shoulders shimmying in the audience.



Show your work, says Austin Kleon.

Below is a two-minute overview of one of my favorite books–Austin Kleon’s Show Your Work.

This book has countless applications in the classroom.

Vicki Davis [Cool Cat Teacher] interviewed the author on this episode of Every Classroom Matters.

Teachers of writing, follow Jordan Rosenfeld…


Some of her gems for your students:

  • A fast draft gets it down, but it doesn’t finish it for you.
  • Reading is an aerobics class for your writer mind.
  • At the beginning, your character shouldn’t be too self-aware; leave room for growth.

Good poster material, actually…


A fast draft gets it down Jordan R