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Michelle Haseltine
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Reading and writing and blogging
Reading and writing and blogging

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New Year, New Goal, New Story
In my classroom, I've started writing a daily message. Today's message reminded me about my feelings about this blog. I've really abandoned this space. I somehow feel like I've failed. It makes me sad. I'm not sure what precipitated this change, but I am sa...
New Year, New Goal, New Story
New Year, New Goal, New Story
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Begin with Creativity
I've been looking for a new way to begin class...something that will help us begin with more calm and allow the students to express themselves creatively. I found it...self-portraits.  Lynda Barry. She is brilliant. I own all of her books, but this idea cam...
Begin with Creativity
Begin with Creativity
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NCTE Eve Eve
In just two days, I'll be flying south to Houston, TX to attend my fifth NCTE conference. This is the first time I'll be presenting. I just reread some posts from previous NCTE visits and I'm more excited than ever to be in this space with educators and aut...
NCTE Eve Eve
NCTE Eve Eve
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Reflection
We are experiencing the final week of the quarter this week. It can be a stressful time...finishing assignments and grades. In room 734, we are reflecting. Yesterday I asked the students how many of them take selfies- ALL the hands went up (well, most of th...
Reflection
Reflection
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BAM Student Presenters
Today is an exciting day. After school, I am sharing a presentation with the staff at my school. They have five or six choices and I'm offering one of them. The exciting part is this...my co-presenters. I am presenting with seven of my seventh-grade student...
BAM Student Presenters
BAM Student Presenters
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Communications: A Whole New World
This school year is a different one for me. I am purely a teacher of elective classes. The majority of my day is spent working with my seventh-grade communications students. In my county, it's the first opportunity that students get a say in their learning....
Communications: A Whole New World
Communications: A Whole New World
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Questions
Questions. I have questions bouncing around my head. Questions mean wonder and curiosity. Questions are good. I don't have answers, so instead, I'm going to pose my questions... School?   How can I make it better?   What is my role as a teacher? Classroom o...
Questions
Questions
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Joy List
Life seems to be moving at hyperspeed. There are days when it's hard to stop and catch my breath. I'm working on practicing gratitude during these times. Here are some things which bring me joy and for which I'm thankful... 1. Students who challenge me and ...
Joy List
Joy List
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Here I Am
I haven't posted in a couple of weeks. I've been thinking for the past couple of days about this post...but I can't think of anything to write. Frozen in my failure, I want to quit, but I push through and show up here...even though it seems pointless. Who w...
Here I Am
Here I Am
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'Twas the Day Before Back to School Night
Tomorrow is Back to School Night. My brain is filled with thoughts and plans to make that a productive and successful evening. My slice today will contain the top ten important things in my life:  1. I quit diet coke a week and a day ago. Brain fog has fina...
'Twas the Day Before Back to School Night
'Twas the Day Before Back to School Night
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