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What a wonderful afternoon for all! I have lived in Dublin since 1986 and just discovered Indian Run Falls 5 years ago. Such a lovely hidden treasure.
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2012 on Refinding a Thin Place at atychiphobia
As always, I will follow your thinking with great interest. You pose many good questions and ideas. I think if we don't attempt to own our individual beliefs within the common core we will be giving up an incredibly valuable piece of what is currently happening.
Toggle Commented Mar 22, 2012 on Uncommon Core at atychiphobia
What a lovely evening! That art of talking with one another gets left behind sometimes when all the talk is centered around the kids, schedules, and work. So happy you had this evening and this time.
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2012 on "Cheap" Date Night at atychiphobia
That is exactly how my room felt this morning when I arrived early, as well. Lucky you, that you have the option of opening a window. Wish I had that. Anyway, hope you're enjoying the games and BW3s. I just watched Michigan get beat and it's not looking good for Duke...
Toggle Commented Mar 17, 2012 on Sweatbox at atychiphobia
I didn't realize Scottish Corners had a jump rope team - how fun! Kudos to Hank for mastering his trick, and kudos to you for making it through parent conferences on the night before our last day. Yikes! On another note, I shared your post about the success of Sidekicks in your March Madness with my students today. Both classes loved it!!
Toggle Commented Mar 16, 2012 on Jump, Jump, Jump Around at atychiphobia
I had many similar conversations as well. I think you're right - our students are hooked by our enthusiasm and how we share our own reading lives. Being a geek about books probably helps as well. But Katherine hit the nail on the head - you are a teacher who reads and that is transferred to your classroom. What a gift for all!
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2012 on Interesting Feedback at atychiphobia
I struggle with this as well, Tony. What possibly can I write about that others might want to read? That could be the reason that, for the first time since the challenge started, I didn't have a slice ready the day before. But how often do we tell our students that sometimes the act of "just writing" will help them get to something they care about? Hope that works for you (and for me as well). And on a side note, I have enjoyed all your slices, even this one. Your personality and your humor shine through each one of them.
Toggle Commented Mar 11, 2012 on Kind of Stuck at atychiphobia
Though I don't share your passion of baseball, I can respect a tradition like seeing a game at Fenway Park. Your poem was great - the images and sounds really brought it all to life! By the way, my post tomorrow was totally inspired by your "Seriously Not Ready" slice. :) Thanks for writing a mentor text for me.
Toggle Commented Mar 9, 2012 on Baseball on the Brain at atychiphobia
Whoops! Just read your link - now know how you did brackets. What do we tell our kids about reading closely???? Maybe I should pay more attention to what I say.
This might be one of those ideas that could be called an instant "classic"!! I love it! How did you determine the brackets? And I also love the idea of having this be part of a year-long conversation about books - what a great way to end the year! As you might say, "ridiculously clever"!! :)
I wish I could tell you it gets easier, but each step on the path of life left me wondering if I was ready. Best of luck to you next year, and all the years to come.
Toggle Commented Mar 8, 2012 on Seriously Not Ready at atychiphobia
Though I crack myself up sometimes, I would definitely not be considered a funny person by others. However, I can appreciate humor in others, and it is one of the many reasons I so enjoy when you and I have opportunities to talk/chat.
Toggle Commented Mar 2, 2012 on Humorati at atychiphobia
Sorry so late to comment. Life got in the way these past 2 days. Tony - Love that you have your own visual for your learning this year and I love mine as well!! Thanks so much for designing it for me!! Will be keeping it in a prominent place much like you. I'm totally on-board with this organic way of life in the classroom, and I love the walk-aways you want for your students! You continue to inspire me with your passion for doing the right thing and how you're willing to think problems out loud. Your honesty is a gift. Thank you. Like you, I have also thoroughly enjoyed this experience thinking online with some very reflective teachers. I have been energized by this experience in so many ways and know that this conversation will help strengthen my reading workshop. Love your idea about staying in touch monthly. As always, brilliant!
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2011 on Crunchy Granola at atychiphobia
Great post! That listening piece was huge for me as well. Love the Ramones lyrics - perfect for this thinking. Again, I agree with you about goal setting - need to leave each conference with a goal or a plan. Finally, we need another time to chat so I can pick your brain about how you organized evernote as record keeping. As always, I learn o much from your perspective.
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2011 on Learn to Listen: #cyberPD at atychiphobia
We are incredibly lucky in our own district to have smart people with whom to share. Add the smart presenters at the lit conference, and you have a recipe for wonderful professional development. #Titletalk is a blast, but I'm now on a mission to find an SRA kit :)
Loved this analogy! I like the idea of finding the ingredient in myself that allows me to "rise" to the best level I can. From your rambling comes great thinking. Thanks.
Toggle Commented Feb 26, 2011 on On Purpose at atychiphobia
I so enjoyed this post. After quite a bit of chuckling in the first part with all your possible names using mentor texts, I spent some time rereading the section on why you chose the name you did. It is a very difficult time to be a teacher, but I know that without people like you in my life, this profession would be even harder.
Toggle Commented Jan 1, 2011 on What's In a Name? at atychiphobia
You most definitely do NOT suck! I'm so glad you're back. I have been quite the slacker myself. Maybe it's time for me to get back to sharing and thinking in the online community as well. Thanks for the motivation! I'm so glad you're back!
Toggle Commented Nov 13, 2010 on Fresh Start at atychiphobia
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