Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!

Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!
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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown

My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.

"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Upcoming webinar....

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Dear Katharine,
Membership Means More with the ASCD Member-Only Webinar Series
ASCD is excited to announce the next Member-Only Webinar featuring ASCD authors and presenters at the upcoming 2014 ASCD Annual Conference Michael F. Opitz and Michael P. Ford. This membership benefit provides exclusive access to highly regarded experts in the education field. At the end of each session, members will walk away with a deepened understanding of the topic and strategies they can implement immediately. Over the course of a one-year membership term, you’ll have access to four new member-only webinars, including all of the archives.
Engage. Learn. Implement.
Webinar Title: Engaging Minds in the Classroom: The Surprising Power of Joy
Date: Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Time: 3:30–4:30 p.m. EST
Description: What if my students don’t want to learn? Michael Opitz and Michael Ford will examine this question in light of a growing body of research on the need to promote joyous effort in classrooms.
In the webinar based on their new book, Engaging Minds in the Classroom: The Surprising Power of Joy, Opitz and Ford will discuss practical ideas for creating a sense of urgency, agency, and responsibility in learners, which often lead to greater success.
This session will begin a conversation about how we can move school programs to a place where students achieve ultimate joy in their learning experiences.
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About the Authors
Michael Opitz photoMichael F. Opitz is professor emeritus of reading education at the University of Northern Colorado, where he taught undergraduate and graduate courses. An author and literacy consultant, Michael provides inservice and staff development sessions, presents at state and international conferences, and works with elementary school teachers to plan, teach, and evaluate lessons focused on different aspects of literacy.

Michael Ford photoMichael P. Ford is chair of the Department of Literacy and Language at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses. He is a former Title I reading and 1st grade teacher. His work with the international school network has included staff development presentations in the Middle East, Europe, Africa, South America, and Central America.

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Best Regards,

Bonnie Kasander
Membership Director

P.S. We are very excited about the Member-Only Webinar Series. This new benefit is part of our commitment to provide our members with the resources they require to enhance student achievement. Visit to learn about this and other new and enhanced benefits you can now access.

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