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Thrice Told Tales: Three Mice Full of Writing Advice

A writing book by Catherine Lewis, illustrated by Joost Swarte, 2013. The title of this book may seem elementary, but the content is definitely not. Based on the iconic tale of “Three Blind Mice”, Lewis and Swarte entertain with both … Continue reading

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Where complexity and literature connect

From the 2012 Vancouver Writers Fest brochure: “Take, say, physics, which restricts itself to extremely simple questions.  If a molecule becomes too complex, they hand it over to the chemists.  If it becomes too complex for them, they hand it … Continue reading

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Principles of Effective Teaching; Technology as a Tool

Technology may augment our practice; it does not tell us how or what to teach. http://davidwees.com/content/iste-standards-without-references-technology Pamela Hansen LD/Literacy Consultant

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You’re not perfect – so ask for help!

From a great teacher .. . http://wp.me/p18eqJ-5N Pamela Hansen LD/Literacy Consultant

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Are you a pro or an amateur?

From Professional Capital (2012) by Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan Pamela Hansen LD/Literacy Consultant VSB

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Sorry! There’s no seating plan in Ms. Hansen’s class.

We sit in pairs for “think-pair-share”; threes for peer editing; fours for small group work; and “theatre style” for drama and debate. There are other formations too, but these are the main ones.

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