Make Room For Both Types of Independent Reading– Pernille Ripp suggests finding ways to foster the love of reading by giving kids uninterrupted reading time, even if for just a few minutes.

10 Easy Ways to Create an Awesome #SchoolCulture This Year– While this was written at the beginning of the school year, it is never too late to make changes.

Why Service is a Powerful Classroom Management Strategy– Helping students to actively be helpful to others can help our classroom culture.

A Tricky Part of PBL: Writing a Driving Question–  This is a tricky one, for sure. Especially if we want the question to drive the learning and inquiry. (Note: you will have to sign up for a free account to read the article)

The Breathtaking, Life-Altering Power of Being a Dork– Jennifer Gonzalez’ (cultofpedagogy.com) great article on the importance of sharing the part of our lives that may show us to be a dork, even as a teacher. (maybe especially)

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