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Digital Literacy: Presentation and Resources

Digital Literacy: Presentation and Resources

Photo by Adeolu Eletu on Unsplash I had a wonderful time at the Reading Recovery Conference in Chicago and was excited to see the interest in the topic of Digital Literacy from the perspective of early childhood education. Here are the slides and resources from my...

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Forget Following Your Heart – Follow Your HeartBreak

Forget Following Your Heart – Follow Your HeartBreak

“If you want to find your passion, surrender to your heartbreak.” ~ Umair Haque Passion matters. It is the differentiator and the difference maker. In our quest to be passion driven learners and leaders,we are often advised to “follow our hearts” as the way leads us...

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Everything I learned in Kindergarten

Everything I learned in Kindergarten

I taught kindergarten for one year of my career. It was an extraordinary year. It was an experience I wish every teacher and leader could have at least a small taste of. There’s something about being around young children; beyond their energy, freshness, and laughter....

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Digital Literacy Is About Power and Privilege

Digital Literacy Is About Power and Privilege

This post was co-authored by Nora Moran, a student at Northern Highlands High School in New Jersey. April 14th is Leaders for Literacy day, a movement started by the International Literacy Association in 2015 to bring attention to the plight of almost 800 million...

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Everyone Fails: It’s What You Do Next That Matters

Everyone Fails: It’s What You Do Next That Matters

As parents, teachers, students, companies, and society, we emphasize competition. We tell our athletes to “win at all costs.” In business, employees hear “there is no room for failure.” We evaluate our students, and their teachers, primarily on their ability to pass...

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Classroom Habitudes Manifesto on Change This

Classroom Habitudes Manifesto on Change This

I’m honored, privileged and quite frankly, ecstatic(!) that Classroom Habitudes is now a manifesto on ChangeThis! ChangeThis is a site birthed from an idea by Seth Godin and operated by the folks at 1-800-CEO-READ ( click through to download the manfiesto) Among some...

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Classroom Habitudes Lesson: Courage – The Fear Gradient

Classroom Habitudes Lesson: Courage – The Fear Gradient

This is an excerpt from my book, Classroom Habitudes. The following presentation and mini-lesson is one I share with students in teaching the Habitude of Courage. The italicized text in the mini-lesson (below presentation) is what I say to the class. “One courageous...

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Classroom Habitudes in Action

Classroom Habitudes in Action

Photo by Kate Macate on Unsplash Just as I was getting ready to post a Classroom Habitudes conversation that I had the pleasure of having with students this past week, I received this e-mail from a teacher: Greetings Angela, "Nothing is more powerful than an idea...

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