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Host a Book Tasting!

Book Tasting

Let me just start with this, if you haven’t held a book tasting for your students then you need to plan one now! This event was simple to plan and had great payoffs! My students were so excited and engaged, it was an event that made my teacher heart burst! There are so many reasons to have a book tasting and so many purposes. My #1 reason to have a book tasting is to share the love of reading. There…

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Love Notes! Teaching Students for a Greater Purpose!

Hello Sassy, Savvy, Simple Teaching Fans! I’m a Dr. Sonia Martin, the author of “Love Notes: A Guide To Developing A Compassionate Heart And Teaching Students For A Greater Purpose” (scheduled to be released February 2017). [click on any of the photos below for a direct link] “Love Notes” takes readers on a spiritual and uplifting journey of rekindling the passion for teaching and learning. Readers will learn how to teach and lead with a compassionate heart and acquire a…

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Professional Learning and Presenting at the NC Reading Conference!

Professional Learning as I like to call it [instead of development] has become more and more of a passion of mine on my career path! One thing for example, ask my staff, I’m am pro reading and book study! As an Educator and Literacy Coach I am always choosing a book to read with my staff or on my own each semester and summer. I am always trying to improve my practice as well as be an example to my…

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Guided Reading Book Study Guide ~ Literacy Professional Development!

Welcome back friends! Today I am here writing about a passion of mine, a passion of reading [besides my trashy and crafty magazines]! I mostly engage in reading about literacy instruction. I have a love of reading research and I feel like it is the most undervalued means of growing professionally. Reading, responding and reflecting with other teachers who have the same goal in mind is a valuable way to grow in your own instruction. So I’m *CALLING ALL COACHES,…

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Learn Like a Pirate [Chapter 5: Responsibility & Chapter 6: Active Learning]!

Hey Friends~ I’m back again for another summer book study with Amanda from The Primary Gal! I’m so excited! Let me just say, if you haven’t read this book yet, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you do! I did read Chapter 5: Responsibility in time to post last week, I just never made it around to writing about what I read. This last month of deployment is complete survival mode in my life. So today I am here to point out this chapter from last…

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