Once Upon a Tech is back!

Once Upon a Tech is back! We loved sharing Morning Meeting with you, and now we are returning to our original idea for Once Upon a Tech: highlighting people that are working and projects that are happening at the intersection of technology and literacy. We hope you’ll join us on our weekly journey!   Learn […]

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Working Towards a Culturally Competent, Antiracist Curriculum

As a white educator, I have focused on buying, featuring, and teaching texts with BIPOC authors and characters with the goals of inclusivity and representation. But that’s not enough. So how do I move through inclusive towards becoming a more culturally competent and actively antiracist educator? This spring, our school required us to digitally document […]

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May Antiracist Read: Stamped – Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

My May antiracist read was Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You, by Jason Reynolds and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. This book is the young readers adaptation of Dr. Kendi’s best-selling Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America. Here is some information about the book, from Jason Reynolds’ website: This is NOT […]

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Antiracist Resources from Social Media, June 1, 2020

No matter how you learn best, there are myriad resources available to help approach, begin, continue, or deepen your antiracist journey. Here are a few resources that have helped me recently, including information about original sources for further reading, listening, and learning:   1. Are your kids too young to talk about race? A look […]

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Summer Reading with the Library Interns

It’s likely to be one of the weirdest summers ever, but time waits for no one! The days are getting longer, the school year is wrapping up, and summer reading is on the way. To help you get your TBR list ready, here are the library interns with their best reading suggestions. Get our your […]

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5th Grade Says: The ’19-’20 Best Book of the Year, in 15 Words

It’s that time of year again – time to reveal our BEST reads of the school year in only 15 words! New to this project? Check out our 15 Words challenge results from 2017-2018, and 2018-2019. This has come to be one of my favorite projects of the year – and one of my most […]

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Distance Learning Success: Poe-a-Tree Forest (K-12 Collaboration)

In case you missed it: distance learning is hard for everyone. From my last distance learning post: Honestly, it’s hard for everyone involved. It’s challenging for the students, who long to be in their classrooms with their friends. It’s challenging for the teachers, who have had  to pivot in a moment’s notice and completely recreate […]

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Your Next Great Read: Recommendations from Fourth Grade

Looking for your next great read? We’ve got a few experts here to help you out! The entire 4th grade got together on Zoom to share the books they’re loving in their independent reading right now. They’ve got great taste, so you’re sure to find something fantastic, no matter what kind of read you’re looking […]

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Ms. Fitz has Read… May 2, 2020

What is Ms. Fitz reading? Here’s the view from May 2, 2020. Time in April seemed to be completely elastic, either racing by or moving so slow it was pretty much backwards. For the first part of the month, I focused so much on the teaching and connecting part of my job (you can see […]

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