Thursday, October 04, 2007


Here are some of my guiding light beliefs:

To grow strong readers: cultivate an environment where students read voluminously.

To grow strong writers: teach craft, write often, relish the process.

My dream for each student: that they will become curious, passionate, engaged learners. That they will become kind and thoughtful people. For life.

To be clear, some things I don't believe:

That it's possible to "fix" reading or writing problems with six to eight week "interventions".

That high scores on year-end tests are our most central or important goals.

I need to buy that Courage To Teach poetry book. Or better yet, create my own.

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