To the Extrovert Who Loves an Introvert: 6 Things We Want You to Know

--created with Disclaimer: In writing this post, I have explored several general qualities and differences of introverts and extroverts, understanding that--to some degree--all introversion and extroversion is on a varying continuum, some qualities more pronounced than others. It is entirely true that some extroverts can have introvert qualities and vice versa. It is not [...]

YA Lit Next List

There are two problems that dominate my reading life in alternate phases. One is when I have so many things I want to read that I feel I will never get through them all, and two is when I am struck by the desire to read but I have no idea what to pick up [...]

Penny Kittle and Kelly Gallagher Training–A Groupie’s Perspective

The teachers at my school and those I have trained from other schools often have a good chuckle when I say the names, "Penny Kittle" and "Kelly Gallagher." Some have even started tallying how many times I reference them in my trainings and meetings. It's ok, though. I am unashamed of my love for these [...]

Penny Kittle and Kelly Gallagher Workshop—from a new teacher perspective.

Readers/writers workshop is a concept that has fascinated me for a while now. But, as a first year teacher, I haven’t felt confident enough to implement it in my classroom. I felt (and still do) that I needed more information, more knowledge, before I could successfully introduce such a strategy to my students. Which made [...]