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Heather Lambert
Learning Consultant, COREChild
Learning Consultant, COREChild
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Officially shutting down this blog
For those of you who don't know I'm taking a year leave of absence from public ed to pursue other avenues of life.  If you're enjoying my writing and my blogs, feel free to visit me at COREChild .  That will be my new blog site.  It's been a good ride these...

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Waiting until they're ready
I follow a website that recently posted a meme with this quotation: You can struggle for weeks to teach a child something before they are ready, or you can do it in a few moments when they are ready to learn. This statement was so impactful to me as I refle...

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“We don’t need more data to tell us we need action.”  The concluding quotation in a March, 2014 article
written by Joy Resmovits of the Huffington
Post .  The article, entitled
“American Schools are STILL Racist, Government Report Finds,” is almost a year
o...

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I couldn't not  write about this, as it was such an amazing revelation today, but I'm stumped and thought I'd put it on "paper" to see what my colleagues and friends say about it. One of my eighth graders is really struggling to read.  His fluency scores ti...

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Taking a breather
If you've been checking back looking for more, just know I'm taking a breather from blogging professionally.  I've made a decision to take a leave of absence from my job in public ed beginning at the end of this school year, and I'm trying to focus on "What...

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Using strengths, not discipline, in your classroom management
You're sitting with a student looking over her work for the last week.  The rest of the class is supposed to be working on the vocabulary for the current unit.  Quietly.  Independently.  It's the only way you can be certain they're all working while you con...

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The most important lesson ever
It's been a few weeks.  In fact, I was almost of the mindset not to blog again this week until my husband and I sat and chatted this morning about  how things were going this year.  After I rambled on and on for about ten minutes straight, he encouraged me ...

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The most important lesson ever
It's been a few weeks.  In fact, I was almost of the mindset not to blog again this week until my husband and I sat and chatted this morning about  how things were going this year.  After I rambled on and on for about ten minutes straight, he encouraged me ...

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Give your students the two minute challenge
If you've been following me for a while, you may have picked up on a few of my philosophies.  First off, I am a firm believer in the idea that motivation must come from within rather than externally.  Second, in order to be motivated to do something, you mu...

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Not everybody learns by reading and writing
That title seems like a "duh" kind of statement, but it hit me this morning as I was running (exercising my very weak kinesthetic) just how true this statement really is.  Two things happened to me this week that emphasized this to me. First, I was working ...
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