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Gwen Flaskamp
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How To Increase Students' Analytic Writing Skills? Via Narrative Writing, Of course!
In the beginning....         As a person who always has enjoyed the creative outlet of writing fiction and poetry, I initially chose to become an educator because I wanted to instill a passion for reading and creative writing in my students.  In my early ye...
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Diversity, Politics, and Education in 2018
Diversity, Politics, and Education in 2018
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Diversity, Politics, and Education in 2018
As an educator, I cannot fathom how many times recently I've heard somebody on television,  on social media, and in my professional discussions utter the sentiment that politics do not belong in schools.  People who hold firm to this belief often fall into ...
Diversity, Politics, and Education in 2018
Diversity, Politics, and Education in 2018
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Help! My Kids Can't Find The Theme: One Way to Merge the Ideas of Beers, Probst, Kittle & Lehman
        As a literacy coach in a middle school, I read a lot of professional books and have found that most books I read have changed my thinking or practices in at least some way. However, few books have transformed the way I instruct as much as Notice and...
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Let Students Read Independently - Part Two: My Response To Tim Shanahan's Rebuttal
                 What's more controversial than the race for president these days?  Get a group of reading teachers together and you just might be surprised to learn that it's the topic of independent reading. If you have been following my blog, you know th...
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My Letter To Tim Shanahan: In Defense of Independent Reading
Recently, I read the latest blog post by Tim Shanahan where he provides his strong opinions how giving students time to independently read in class is wasteful.  Although I usually value his opinions and have referenced him several times on my blog, I had a...
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