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Macie Kerbs
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Becoming a Book Whisperer
Recently, I hosted a group of teachers from Eagle Mountain ISD at my home for a Books and Brunch. We gathered together, enjoyed a few delicious treats, and talked informally about The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller. This group was made up of teachers, lit...
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Are you missing the shift?
This summer has not slowed down  the  learning for our  teachers ! Ms. Lowrie and Mrs. Martinez went to the Science Inquiry Institute hosted by EMS-ISD on June 16-18. Here's what they learned about incorporating inquiry into the science classroom. Are You M...
Are you missing the shift?
Are you missing the shift?
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Growing Strategic Learners
A few teachers at Willow Creek attended TWU's Summer Institute on June 15 & 16. This two-day institute helped teachers find ways to grow strategic readers. Dr. Nancy Anderson, Dr. Elizabeth Kaye, and Dr. Allison Briceno were three professors who led this in...
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Reading Conferences
Independent reading is my favorite time of the day because it gives me the chance to listen and talk with my students about books. It is the fastest way to establish a relationship and show kids I care. Plus, it helps me keep them accountable for books read...
Reading Conferences
Reading Conferences
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Outdoor Reading Kind of Day
If you walked outside of the Willow Creek building today, you were sure to spot classes spread out along the pavement, grass, and courtyard reading a good book. In the final countdown to summer, Willow Creek Wolverines celebrated "B" day-- or Buddy Reading ...
Outdoor Reading Kind of Day
Outdoor Reading Kind of Day
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Get Connected
Today I am attending a workshop called Future-Ready Innovators. It is comprised of several outstanding speakers who encourage change and innovation in schools today. George Couros was our first speaker and I was blown away by his enthusiasm for education. H...
Get Connected
Get Connected
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Classroom Resources for FREE
Are you looking for ways to grow the resources in your classroom? Every year each new group of students require so many different types of resources to help create lifelong learners. I wish everyone saw how much teachers give out of their own pocket to supp...
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Fine-Tuning Your Literacy Block
I recently presented at TWU's Spicola Forum. This free event provides professional learning opportunities for Texas educators and TWU's student teachers. I hope you will consider attending this next year! For those of you who missed the presentation, I want...
Fine-Tuning Your Literacy Block
Fine-Tuning Your Literacy Block
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A Focus on Writing
One of our fabulous 4th grade teachers at Willow Creek attended a workshop by Gretchen Bernabei that focused on STAAR Writing. I hope you will find her insights helpful in planning your writing instruction.  Gretchen Bernabei's tips are helpful for all clas...
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Stories Matter
I recently attended Spicola at Texas Woman’s University.
This is one of two amazing conferences that TWU hosts. Spicola is completely
FREE for educators and provides multiple breakout session to choose from. This
year, one of the keynote speakers was Dr. Ka...
Stories Matter
Stories Matter
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