I am a former 6th grade Language Arts teacher and current high school English teacher who strives to instill a love of reading and writing in her students.I am a reader, a teacher, a writer, a thinker, a reviewer, and a dreamer of dreams.
@thereadingzone @doxtdatorb @oonziela @chadceverett @MisterMinor @ShawnaCoppola @TheEdCollab @shannonkelly03 @TLT16 @katsok @Jess5th @nerdybookclub @pernilleripp @RachelScupp @TheJLV @ShanaVWhite Yes, all these people and so many more who are and who have
“This is my charge to everyone: We have to be better. We have to love more. Hate less. We got to listen more and talk less,” Megan Rapinoe says. “It’s our responsibility to make the world a better place.” https://t.co/7LJHPDVRm9https://t.co/5s5OuS4Gsx
IF you’re thinking about somehow pitching a YA anthology the absolute best thing you can do is start by reading this post. THE (OTHER) F WORD wouldn’t exist without Dahila’s encouragement and help and this post lays it all out for you. It’s indispensable.
All these #sciencebooks have won in the YA category. Learn more about them & find resources we created based on the books: https://t.co/4Wq1mAX3oq.
Nominate the next winner! Deadline is Aug 1st. Guidelines & forms: https://t.co/59cfvvyHWy @aaas @s
COVER REVEAL! This is the book that has kept my insect-loving heart aflame for the past three years, featuring the exquisite photography of Ellen Harasimowicz, and the editorial, design, and publishing talents of my friends @charlesbridge. #ComingSoon
After winning the 2019 World Cup, Megan Rapinoe gives her brother, Brian, a birthday shoutout on national TV. If you don’t already know the story behind their relationship, this piece is a must-read. https://t.co/bbGonmapA8
If #Troublemakers isn’t in your summer TBR pile yet, now is the perfect time to add it! We’ll be hosting a members-only live discussion of the book with author @CarlaShalaby to kick off the new school year. Register today! #NCTEvillage #NCTElearns https:/
When Americans talk about poaching, we often frame it as a problem of mismanagement by distant nations. But we have our very own serious poaching problem. This one guy in NY state had more bog turtles in his house than anyone I know has ever even SEEN.
Educators: whatever you do this summer, spend some time outside the marketing networks that target us. At the end, there’s list of fantastic books and a h/t to some amazing work people are doing at #ClearTheAir #31DaysIBPOC #DisruptTexts
This is a good read and Ben does the hard work of talking about systems without making it personal. It’s a also a good reminder that we all exist in systems and have an obligation to consider the impact our work has on said systems. https://t.co/QHv9ITalC
@KristinRunyon @ncte @thereadingzone @CAshtonJaques Sarah Albee mixes science with history in her nonfiction that is high interest and fun. The National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Books would be a great resource for building a
We need more of this in education & less of the TPT / Pinterestification of education that puts a focus on the surface & not the deep, systemic anti-bias work that is necessary for this generation. https://t.co/A5emtMUnW7
“I’ve dedicated a career to studying and teaching in the intersection between learning and pain.”
@DulceFlecha magically weaves identity, heartache, despair, truth, & hope with her words. We are lucky she bleeds her heart onto the page for us to read.
The actress cast as Ariel can sing, act, dance, and is beautiful. But racists (yes, that extreme irritation you feel is racism) are like MeRmAIds CaN’T Be bLacK!
Well, crabs can’t talk so we’re all stretching here. Shut up. https://t.co/Q5oAdwMU2a
OMG. OMG. OMG. I was just talking about this. If I had been on IG when I first started teaching, I’d think I was supposed to have a gimmick, have wild decor, use many worksheets, and take cool pics. I would have commodified myself.
@NicholasFerroni @thereadingzone @kasal_finley @doxtdatorb Penny Kittle is hosting a conference on equity on UNH, and there’s another workshop there on culturally sustaining practices: https://t.co/SsWbPsVp3i Lots of places are hosting conferences like th
I did it! I actually pulled this off—the voices of energetic 12 year-olds in 1980s Harlem & a host of other spirited characters. HUGE thanks to my director Simone Barros who knows all things Star Trek, P-Funk, & 80s… https://t.co/Y5DqRhQySQ
“The problem isn’t Twitter. It’s publishing’s lack of support for marginalized people and lack of care to invest in us AND in training themselves.” @mollytempleton has written the first “toxic YA” piece I’ve read that puts the blame where it belongs.
I spend a lot of time thinking about different education publishers, and book covers, and I suspect Heinemann is a leader in publishing educators of color who are content-area experts. (Which isn’t to say they’re the only ones.) https://t.co/Nb5r8ohUXN
Shout out to @randyribay and special thank you’s to @IWGregorio for introducing me Randy at #NCTE18 where I then went to his signing. Also to @pennykittle whose notebook pics inspired me (finally!) to begin collecting beautiful language in my own! #nerdca
I am a nerd every day, but today, I am all the more nerdy, because: Nerdy Blogger. Here’s my book review on Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay. (PS: @theVogelman it’s in the mail!) https://t.co/xc0oVq5Jh0
WOO HOO!!!! Brava @acevedowrites #nerdcampnj #booklove #teachlivingpoets #nctechat @ncte @nerdcampnj1 #nerdcampnj
Carnegie medal goes to first writer of colour in its 83-year history https://t.co/Td95Dpk9WN
For those of you who are HS teachers, a great #mentortext lit analysis from a NJ colleague! What are our students noticing as they read? What patterns can we teach them to trouble in the books they love? How can we analyze YA using critical lenses? #nerd
Are you the primary caregiver for your kids this summer? Working your summer job? Can’t afford summer workshop fees? Join NJCTE for a slow chat book study on Twitter this August: https://t.co/qrmxfBufMh
But developing a truly inclusive clrm library goes beyond bringing in diverse books. “Just having them on the shelf does not… do that teaching or unlearning of the stereotypes that we are barraged with all the time” @booktoss #DisruptTexts #DiversityJed
A thread of five quotations from Ocean Vuong’s On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. 1/5 “The monarchs that fly south will not make it back north. Each departure, then, is final. Only their children return; only the future revisits the past” (8) https://t.co/r
The teacher’s resource guide for @eveewing’s 1919 is available on the @haymarketbooks website. You need to click on the book. And it’s FREE!! Thank you to Haymarket, Eve L. Ewing and Rabiya Kassam-Clay for this. https://t.co/1e2jQtM4Ah #TeachLivingPoets #
#PrideMonth title recommendations! Also check out books by @MimaWrites @kacencallender @Barbaradee2 @LadyNeeko @DGephartWrites @LisaBunker @cat_clarke @alooghobi @goraina and @amipolonsky! https://t.co/OB0i3G4hoB
#Teachers and #librarians, check out this great article by @colbysharp on how to start a Nerd Camp! ⤵️ I attended my first camp @nErDCampNJ1 recently and had the BEST time with educators and other authors who are truly passionate about our children’s futu
I wrote MY LIFE AS AN ICE CREAM SANDWICH because Black children have *always* been into STEM, or rather STEAM–in our art, music, fashion, dance, & imaginations. You don’t recognize it as such & have never had the tools to measure this sort of cre
Sometimes, we find stories. And sometimes, stories find us. Here’s how I ended up on the wrong seat on an airplane – but next to the right person. Her input made BREAKOUT (out in paperback today!) a stronger story: https://t.co/gNBDYAeiN1
@SmilingTeach @Ms_Kosch @JenAnsbach @thereadingzone @MsGielda @_AmandaFry @MissStroemel @mcohen1222 @kedwards51 @7thWords Google form to submit a post pitch is embedded on the website here: https://t.co/RQIH8uzvcw
In high schools that have a reputation as a “pressure cooker,” teens are falling apart. What can staff do to help? https://t.co/1n8msVjjKa @ELmagazine https://t.co/XzhhYg5TC4
Many of the grown-ups in high schools tell kids everything is super-important, but they don’t help them learn how to find balance. Schools with AP fever need to embed wellness in the curriculum or scale back on the expectations. Too many kids are hospita
Tune in to the “What Should I Read Next?” podcast for an interview with a co-founder of #WNDB. It isn’t enough to just publish more diverse authors, we need to put those books in the hands of kids! Now. https://t.co/JDhILDnWLM
“We have not taught kids that writing is
hard work. We have not taught kids that no
one “masters” any piece of writing with a set
of rubrics and formats.” Thanks @LindaMRief & @pennykittle https://t.co/VdOF1Gn3L4 @ncte
this piece but have to point out that *only* Scholastic Book Clubs (not Fairs) offered IF I WAS YOUR GIRL which I know bc I was the one choosing the High School level books for Clubs (which Fairs was at the time not selling) @PublishersWkly https://
Starting today, I’m officially sharing my WRITER’S NOTEBOOK with you. This is a place where I’ll share writing, art, science and inspiring links to keep you curious and creative. No sign up. All free. 1st up:
I attended my first #nerdcamp last Sat w/ @nErDCampNJ1 – @triciaebarvia ‘s opening presentation blew my mind from the very beginning and totally set the day’s passionate atmosphere. She ended the talk with article that everyone should read: https://t.co/Y
More than a hundred great teachers & librarians are already signed up for Teachers Write this summer. Are you? Join us for three weeks of craft lessons, writing prompts, & inspiration at this free online summer writing camp! Details: https://t.co/
Laurie Halse Anderson, New York Times bestselling author and #intellectualfreedom advocate, joins Colson Whitehead in “Reading Dangerously” at the Freedom to Read Foundation’s 50th Anniversary Celebration! @colsonwhitehead @halseanderson #FTRF50 https://t
Hi, @Kateywrites – at #nErDCampNJ this weekend, I’m doing a session called “How Do We Stop ‘Literacy Shaming’?” – ways to get school stakeholders to let kids “just” read. @oonziela thought you might be interested. Hope you can make it! Here’s the proposal
Miles Austin has earned his degree from @MonmouthU. He did it the old-fashioned way, returning to campus & sitting in the classroom.
“I want to be able to tell my kids, finish what you start.”
Details: https://t.co/8XBDRQdNrQ via @AsburyParkPress #
Last day for the 30% off AND FREE SHIPPING (beats Amazon price)! Thinking of picking up my book? This is the time to do it. (Great gift for new teachers and veterans alike). The book focuses on keeping students at the center of what you do every day: http
Fulfilled a goal I didn’t even know I had by being on a podcast about reading with kids! Come listen to me nerd out about kidlit, global connections, and my students (and then tell me how it was because I am too nervous to click the link
The 600+ teachers who have joined https://t.co/n3DBSXvR2v so far come from not only the U.S., but Malaysia, Spain, Nicaragua, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Canada, and Indonesia. We are going to learn so much about engaging readers from each other! Join
Class of 2019, we are releasing a Limited Edition “Mama We Made It” shirt ahead of our Commencement Speech at Rutgers University on May 19th. All proceeds benefit @TackleSC and @EmbraceKids Get Yours Now at: https://t.co/Usv1ZrYGcv Congrats on all your ha
Welcome to tonight’s #nErDCampNJ Twitter Chat hosts: @oonziela @thereadingzone @MissNikkiIn5th and @EdCampNEWARK Thanks for planning this always amazing event! Check out these amazing people: https://t.co/qAVMRZqe5U
English teachers have an essential role to play in addressing climate change. With recent revelations that many teachers believe CC should be be taken up by Ts, but most themselves do not address it, here is your backing. Check out @NYTimesLearning for re
I saw you, as a mom, on Twitter, bravely sharing your experience and that it brought you and your daughter to me. There was only one thing to do. And that was to find you and tell you that I see you. Your daughter is incredible, and so are you. This lette