Monthly Archives: May 2012

Young Adult Literature or The Hunger Games Explained

My college classmate Ann Jacobus writes and writes about Young Adult literature, and I got the OK to re-purpose the below piece that she’d written for my college class’s newsletter. You can find Ann at and Here goes … Continue reading

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Collaboration’s Key When Planning Common Core Implementation

My recent piece for ASCD on Common Core implementation at Lexington School District One near Columbia, SC. You can also read it here. It is not surprising that school districts are finding that effective Common Core State Standards implementation is … Continue reading

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Watching Jaws

We watched Steven Spielberg’s Jaws three times last weekend – once with a group of rowdy 5th graders but the other two times allowed for better viewing, actually stopping and backing up the DVD, to deconstruct and marvel at some … Continue reading

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