Things that Made my Brain Explode: December 14, 2018

Articles and news stories are constantly pushing me to consider something new, broaden my perspective, or change the way I look at an issue. My husband likes to joke that my brain explodes with something new on a daily basis. These articles – and the brain explosions that result from them – are so beneficial for […]

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Student Spotlight: How Can Your Teachers Best Support and Empower You?

Last week after Angie Thomas spoke to Charlottesville with Cville OneBook at the The Jefferson School, a panel of incredibly brave and eloquent local students answered questions about their experience with The Hate U Give, racism, and living in Charlottesville. I asked this remarkable group what advice they had for educators to support and empower their students. Here’s […]

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Insta Review: Scar Island, by Dan Gemeinhart

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram The setting: A juvenile detention center (housed in an old insane asylum) on a spooky island in the middle of a dark, stormy ocean. The cast: A dozen or so troubled teens, forced to slave […]

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Things that Made My Brain Explode: December 8, 2018

Articles and news stories are constantly pushing me to consider something new, broaden my perspective, or change the way I look at an issue. My husband likes to joke that my brain explodes with something new on a daily basis. These articles – and the brain explosions that result from them – are so beneficial […]

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Coming Soon: Winter Wonderland Family Showcase

I hope that you’ll join us for the Twelve Days of Tech-Mas Winter Wonderland Family Showcase next Thursday, 12/13, before school! Students are so excited to teach their new computer science skills to their families and friends. Families should come ready to create, code, and problem solve, while our K-6 experts guide them through projects […]

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Ms. Fitz has read… December 4, 2018

What is Ms. Fitz reading? Here’s the view from December 4th! Favorites this month included Dumplin, My Lady Jane, Check Please, The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue and it’s sequel, The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy, Loving vs Virginia, What if It’s Us, Phoebe and her Unicorn, and Hey, Kiddo. I didn’t care […]

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Insta Review: Restart, by Gordon Korman

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram Restart has a very cool premise – Chase Ambrose wakes up in the hospital with no idea who he is or what his life has been like up to this point. He’s physically healthy after […]

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Angie Thomas speaks to Charlottesville with Cville OneBook

I have so much to share from last night’s incredible conversation with Angie Thomas, author of Cville OneBook featured novel The Hate U Give. But as I’m processing it all, I wanted to share this particularly meaningful moment with you: a reminder from one of the best and brightest that while we still have a […]

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Insta Review: Posted, by John David Anderson

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it!  View this post on Instagram In another book full of bumbling, clueless adults, the staff at Branton Middle School takes two fateful steps: Step 1. Ban cell phones because of bullying. Step 2. Sit and hope that cell phones were […]

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Things that Made My Brain Explode: November 30, 2018

Articles and news stories are constantly pushing me to consider something new, broaden my perspective, or change the way I look at an issue. My husband likes to joke that my brain explodes with something new on a daily basis. These articles – and the brain explosions that result from them – are so beneficial […]

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