The Exaltation of the Nerd

Recently, I had the privilege of visiting a school that shall remain unnamed – the penultimate visit in an eight-part series that is examining consistently strong performers across a network of schools. Last week’s school was filled with joy and rigor in a way I truly haven’t seen in many other places, and I felt... read more

The Book Whisperer

The Book Whisperer – A Commercial Message   I read The Book Whisperer by Donalyn Miller because I’m trying to learn as much as I can about elementary instruction in the new Common Core environment. This was a suggestion from the elementary Principal whom I coach and I recommend it if you are a middle grades ELA/SS... read more