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Book Review – The Cay

Book Review – The Cay

The Cay | Theodore Taylor The Cay #1 | 156 pages | 1969 Historical Fiction, Young Adult Literature ⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Shelf Worthy From the Back of the Book “Shipwrecked! All his life Phillip had looked down upon black-skinned people. Now, suddenly, he was a refugee from a fatal shipwreck, and dependent on an extraordinary West…

What is the Maker Movement?

Prior to taking CEP 811: Adapting Innovative Technology to Education, my understanding of Maker Movement was limited to a few social media posts from Master of Arts in Education Technology staff and students, along with the few makerspaces I had heard about in libraries and various school districts and classrooms. Other than those limited vantage…

NWPAM17 & NCTE17 Presentations

NWPAM17 & NCTE17 Presentations

Note: This blog post was published in January 2018 on my first blog/website. It is being relocated to this website as I continue to transition writing and thoughts to this space. Note: This is an update to my reflection post about my attendance at NWPAM17 & NCTE17. Prior to Winter Recess in December, I had…

Book Review – In a Dark, Dark Wood

Book Review – In a Dark, Dark Wood

In a Dark, Dark Wood | Ruth Ware 308 pages | 2016 Mystery Thriller, Suspense Fiction ⭐⭐⭐ Quality read, but … From goodreads.com “What should be a cozy and fun-filled weekend deep in the English countryside takes a sinister turn in Ruth Ware’s suspenseful, compulsive, and darkly twisted psychological thriller. Sometimes the only thing to…

NWPAM17 & NCTE17 Reflection

NWPAM17 & NCTE17 Reflection

Two weeks ago, I set out to attend my first National Writing Project Annual Meeting (NWPAM) and my fourth National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention. Both were in St. Louis, MO, and both provided me with a breath of fresh air in my career as an English educator. I attended several sessions and…