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The contest: We will give away 5 Teacher Appreciation Book Sets on Twitter   The Rules: Tweet your favorite animal or folktale Include hashtag #booksdelsur #teacherappreciation If you don’t already follow @booksdelsur Contest starts on Thursday, May 11 and ends May 12 at 4:00 PM CST Winners will be announced via Twitter on May 12 by 4:30 PM.   Twitter does not sponsor or endorse Sponsor or the Sweepstakes. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to the Sponsor and not to Twitter. By...

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Today I celebrate May Day by reflecting on the dismantling of Wisconsin's Teacher's Union and an excerpt of my chapter in Why We Teach Now, edited by Sonia Nieto.

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This article shares my experiences using virtual games with English Language Learners. This article was originally published in the WIDA Focus on Technology Bulletin in October 2014.

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This weeks Positive Thinking Thursday is a quote not from someone "famous", but a recent Milken Educator Award winner Josie Igielski. I can proudly say that two of my friends and colleagues have won the Milken Education Award for their excellent contributions to education. Both Deb and Josie are extremely passionate about education. Josie, the most recent award winner (just yesterday) has dedicated the last three maybe four years to an outdoor classroom at Lincoln Elementary. She had a vision for a walking path and a classroom space, so that our urban students could learn about the outdoors through experiencing...

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"In order to fly, you must love the wind."  I have no idea who to attribute the quote to, please leave me a message in the comments if you know the source.  The source for the graphic is Ola a Ola Caracola.    I love this quote because last week we had our school-wide Response to Interventions meeting.  This is where interventionists meet with the classroom teachers to determine how to help our struggling students.  I always find this concept of referring students for interventions challenging because learning is messy.  It’s not something that occurs in a vacuum.  Ideally it...

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