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Monday Minutiae—11.01.2021

For those of you doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), I hope you’re off to an AMAZING start! This year, I decided not to even pretend I was going to do it, although, I’m going to try to at least write every day. Cheers to all of you! Modeling and Independent Practice "Don't be a… Continue reading Monday Minutiae—11.01.2021

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Monday Minutiae – 10.18.2021

Copy Room Requests A hot topic in the publishing circles is the concern about the paper supply chain for print copies of books and recommendations to order now for books you might want to give as Christmas presents, for example. I remember early in the pandemic (you know, during the odd toilet paper shortage) reading… Continue reading Monday Minutiae – 10.18.2021

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Monday Minutiae – 02/11/19

Daily Oral LanguageMy friend and colleague, Jeff Zupfer, makes music. He writes lots of different things, but because he also teaches music at an elementary school, he writes a lot of children's music. During our cold-cold-cold #PolarVortex days here in Minnesota, he wrote a song… about Minnesota. What made me even happier was that it… Continue reading Monday Minutiae – 02/11/19

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An “Open Letter” to My Fellow Teaching Colleagues About School Supply Lists

One my favorite wedding stories to tell people is about our gift registry. A little over 25 years ago, my partner and I argued over whether or not we should create a gift registry. Some of your are already thinking, “duh”. Bear in mind that 25 years ago, this idea was still pretty new. He… Continue reading An “Open Letter” to My Fellow Teaching Colleagues About School Supply Lists