Thursday, December 2, 2010


Two of the best things you can hear as an English teacher (both on the same day, wow!):

a.  As I peeked over a kid's shoulder during writer's notebook time (they choose the topic): "Reading used to suck, but I'm starting to get into it.  Once you like a story, it's easy."

b.  In a discussion about human nature as we start our new unit:  "I thought I agreed, but then I talked to Nathan, and he changed my mind."

The second one reminds me of this gem of a poem by Taylor Mali.  You should check it out if you don't know it: 

Good stuff.

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