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Michelle Davies
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I am a teacher who loves to learn.
I am a teacher who loves to learn.

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Why do we spend so much time talking?
I remember listening to my friend Manya (Mrs. Frazier) telling me
that the most important thing language learners do in ELD class is to
talk.  And, ever critical, I wondered to myself... yes, but shouldn't we
spend equal time listening, reading and writi...
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Let's get them talking!
Reading, Writing, Listening... Speaking! I am an English Language Development teacher.  Teachers all through my building send their kids to ELD and to NLD (and other classes like PE, Tier 3, Title I, resource room).  In my job I think about words a lot, and...
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Integrated Curriculum - Everything is Connected
Integrated Curriculum - Everything is Connected a #sunchat conversation this morning I am so honored to have been asked to guest-moderate! What do you think of when you hear the term integrated curriculum? What content areas are most easily integrated? With...
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Bringing Creativity and Choice to Language Learning
For 7 years, I worked as the title I reading specialist at Eccles.  I loved the work I did, bringing confidence to struggling readers.  I formed relationships with students and their families over years of working together, and I learned new things every da...
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Change is Coming!
Last week’s #edchat topic was change.   The question was, What changes do you see coming to your school in the future?   There really wasn’t a lot of response to this question, no big innovative ideas on the horizon for schools and districts (at least among...
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Invitations to Learning
My colleague told me I am a master at “Invitations to learning.” I was honored for her to give me such a compliment, and a little curious because I have never heard the term before.  She used the phrase to describe the way I encouraged a student (I will cal...
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Invitations to Learning
My colleague told me I am a master at “Invitations to learning.” I was honored for her to give me such a compliment, and a little curious because I have never heard the term before.  She used the phrase to describe the way I encouraged a student (I will cal...
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To Flip a Card, or Not to Flip a Card? That is the Behavior Chart Question!
One afternoon, when Thomas was tiny and had just learned to  toddle around in his Nanny’s garden, I stood chatting with a neighbor who suddenly shouted, “Get out of the flowers before someone smacks your bum!” My baby burst into tears, and I experienced my ...
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What if __?
Two “what if __?” questions inspired my imagination this morning. The first question was, “What if we stopped giving homework?”  This question came to mind after reading the article by Heather Holland about a school in New York that decided to stop giving h...
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Can You Describe Your Teaching Philosophy in a Tweet?
This week, I was asked to describe my teaching philosophy… and I was caught a little off guard. Can you believe it?  I stumbled a little, hesitated over words. Me, who is happy to talk about teaching any time, any day. I think it was a hard question for me ...
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