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We always find it humbling to get up in front of an audience of teachers for six or more hours to “provide” professional development.  A professor once told us to always assume that at least one-third of your audience knows more than you  (we found...

We love our job! – There isn’t a day that goes by that we don’t learn something. This week we spoke with Karen Martin, the Director of Curriculum Development and Instructional Services in Hudson, Massachusetts, and she told us about an interesting TEDx talk on...

Since we are new to using social media (3 weeks and counting) this is our first time participating in the 10for10 picture book event and we are thrilled to be a part of it.   We can’t believe how much we are learning via social media. ...

At the IRA conference this spring we were fortunate enough to attend two different sessions that discussed Close Reading. Chris Tovani talked about how she uses close reading in her classroom and Nancy Frey and Doug Fisher shared strategies they use to teach students to...

Research shows that “the average teacher will make more than 1,500 educational decisions every school day.” It is no wonder we are so tired at the end of the day. We love having the summer to take time to think, learn, reflect and READ!!! Our...

It is amazing to us how much you can learn spending time collaborating with other educators. We were with Choice Literacy these past two days and our heads are swimming with questions, ideas, connections and possibilities. Yesterday we had the privilege of joining...

Recently a fifth grade class was discussing Standard 2 of the CCSS: Determine central ideas or themes of a text. After a highly engaging turn and talk, one partnership shared, “The themes that have inverse evidence are the most difficult to support.” We were unclear...

Welcome to Perspectives. Here we hope to share our journey of professional learning. We have the best job in the world! We collaborate and learn with teachers, administrators, coaches, students and families every day. Our professional learning represents different perspectives or points of view. These...