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After a month of slicing...

The March Slice of Life Challenge is officially over but I am planning to continue slicing on Tuesdays,
and to blog every day barring any unplanned contingencies.

I am looking forward to this new blogging commitment.
I've done this before - committed to blogging every day -
but I have never been able to go through with it.

The fact that I blogged 30 out of 31 days during the month of March means that
I can keep doing this from now on.

During this month of blogging, I learned not to worry too much about what I was going to write.
I learned that I only need to sit down and start writing.
I'm no longer paralyzed by not knowing because it seems that once I start writing,
the ideas start to flow.

Sometimes, my posts say something meaningful and, at other times, not so much.
The point is to keep writing; eventually, I will find topics that are important to me.

For the moment, I am going to pursue the following two ideas for a series of posts:

  • assessment practices.
  • writing about my collaboration, as an ESL teacher, with regular classroom teachers.
Until tomorrow...

Cross posted to the Tuesday Slice of Life.

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No answers. 

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(2) How can I continue to engage writers without overwhelming them or me?

(3) How can I determine if my tangled readers are learning to be better readers from the books they choose to read?

(4) How can I strike a balance between student choice and making sure my students learn what they need to learn at any given time?

(5) Am I demanding too much from my students?

As I find responses and solutions to these issues, I will post some ideas on my blog.

Any thoughts are more than welcomed!