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Archive for July, 2009

Summer institute fun

We did a lot of serious work and learning and also had a lot of fun during my Summer Institutes in Houston this month. Check out some of these snapshots – door prize winners, some lovely color-coordinated ladies out for a shopping trip, and a group of teachers taking a peak at some of my classroom materials. My next Institute is in Garland, Texas, Oct. 23.

Happy shoppers

Happy shoppers

One of the door prize winners

One of the door prize winners

A prize winner from Hawaii!

A prize winner from Hawaii!

A table full of goodies

A table full of goodies

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I am so excited about this new DVD! We filmed it in the primary classrooms of Estella Perez and Maria Diaz-Albertini at the EA Lawhon Elementary School in Pearland, Texas. We explore how to form small groups, organize for small group instruction, choose books, write lesson plans and support student independence. Watch this short clip from the introduction.

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Welcome!

Welcome to my blog!

This is one of the rooms in my house where I like to write

This is one of the rooms in my house where I like to write

This is a new experiment for me, so I hope you will join me on this ride.┬áIn this blog I hope to share with you some of the process and thinking behind my work, what I learn from teachers every day, and what inspires me – whether it’s visiting a school and working with a classroom of smiling students, a picture of my Dad, or a piece of jewelry. I will also tell you about my travels around the country, my meetings with fascinating, committed educators, and news about my latest projects, books, and videos.

Let the journey begin!

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