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Anastasia Marie
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A day in which you write something is a day well spent.
A day in which you write something is a day well spent.

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I just had the most amazing experience. About two months ago, I was hired to teach a five-year old girl English. She knew only the alphabet song and could not recognize the letters or their sounds if they were put in front of her. I started slow. Every…
An Experience Never Forgotten
An Experience Never Forgotten
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I know I promised weekly posts, and I apologize for not following through. I am prepared, now, to give my progress report for life as a teacher and author, however. This week is my last week at the college I work at as a writing consultant, freeing up my…
The Year So Far
The Year So Far
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Over the past year, Facebook users have been lobbying for a “Dislike” button to express their feelings about unwanted or distasteful posts. Well, the message got through to Facebook, but it did not have the outcome the users wanted. Instead of a “Dislike”…
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It’s that time of year, folks! I’ll be finishing up Breaking Earth by the end of this month and hopefully publishing by the end of May. My word count goal is 60,000, and I’ll be posting weekly updates on my progress. However, if you want more detailed…
Camp NaNo!
Camp NaNo!
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Encouraging a Community of Learners My biggest tool for creating a community of learners is class and small-group discussions. Class discussions provide students the opportunity to share their ideas and ask questions while establishing relationships and…
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I had an embarrassing experience on Friday… A student asked for my assistance with her homework assignment and showed me the lesson she was working from. I went over the lesson the teacher provided and determined that a couple notes were incorrect. I…
Relearning Pronoun Usage
Relearning Pronoun Usage
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Though I dropped my minor in education in college, I have since found out that pretty much every teaching opportunity requires experience in education and most certainly a teaching certification. So, I have applied to take an emergency certification…
Going for My Certification
Going for My Certification
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Today, I received the tremendous honor of teaching a 2nd grade class as part of a job interview. The experience was both enlightening and amazing! My lesson focused on text features in nonfiction textbooks, which I didn’t know was an actual category until…
A New Experience
A New Experience
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I’ve recently run into a problem. I’ve been delving into dialogue and character interaction, but somehow, I didn’t feel like I was doing my characters justice. Then, last week, a long-time writing buddy pointed out, when I read a passage from my current…
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I’ve been thinking a lot about a proposal for a presentation I want to give at the International Education Conference. Though I will not be ready by April with the presentation I want to give. I’m now laying out the plans for research and development on…
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