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Kimberley Moran
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Slice of Life: A Good Change May Still Leave You Heartbroken
I click send and, just like that, my classroom is closing. From my kitchen, I hear pounding and sanding going on in the front room. My husband, the carpenter, coaxes wood into agreeing to be my new home office desk. "Do you want to look out the window or aw...

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Slice of Life: Book Life
I can get so involved in a book that I lose touch with reality, so much so that coming back to real life feels more like reading a list. Make dinner Tidy up Grade papers Then you may go back to your life––in a book.  I can always tell when things in my real...

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DigiLit Sunday: Relationships
In the light of the moon, a little egg lay on a leaf.. On Sunday, I interviewed a woman named Julie Lindsay. She lives in Australia and started a company called Flat Connections . Her message to me was that Web 2.0 tools have changed the face of education. ...

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Poetry Friday: The Whole Story
“In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it, before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be.” Mary Oliver Breakage Mary Oliver I go d...

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Slice of Life: Too Much Stuff
Yesterday we got around 20 inches of snow. School was cancelled the night before which is always a treat. My kids are happily playing outside, so I race upstairs to get rid of old toys. I can't do this while anyone (including my husband) is watching because...

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Slice of Life: Action Research
On Tuesdays I try to join Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life because it gives my week focus and helps me connect my life to education. I glance around the room making sure to record who is at the table: curriculum coordinator, GT coordinator, principal, tea...

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Poetry About Refugees: Sixth Graders Speak
Today I showed this video to my sixth grade students. Then I asked them to respond in poetic form. I care about Syria. It is cruel to reject exiles That are yearning to be free. They are escaping from their country Because it is not safe for them to stay. 3...

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Look here, though you might want to look away
Hate is back in our schools. I've heard teachers talk about kids forming groups they call 'Whites are Rising'. I've heard middle school students in my own school talk about how Trump is going to put the Muslims back in their place. I'm in a unique position ...

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Poetry: Use Your Voice
10 Found Words from:  Here’s Why You Should Call, Not Email, Your Legislators Use Your Voice In the teacher's lounge, there are rants.  "We can't do that. We don't have time.  It's impossible." But no one communicates directly. They say they are  ignored  a...

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Poetry: The scorching words of DeVos
10 Found words from Weird Wave found in Venus' wind-whipped atmosphere. The scorching words of DeVos whipped slammed and seemed to shift the pull of gravity. "I have decided to stop taking  offense at the suggestion that we are buying influence. Now I simpl...
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