Author Archives: faige

The Reading Teacher

I have totally stepped out of my comfort zone. And that’s okay, because I have learned so much; about me, my teaching, my learning. My role in this substitute position, to support a wide range of students from kinder to … Continue reading

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Looking For Joy, Look To Your Heart

I have been home for less than a week and I can’t stop thinking about my trip. I spent a glorious three weeks in Israel with my daughter, son in law, grandchildren and my son. A trip that included a … Continue reading

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Spring Break: A Dream, Then Comes The Reflection

I had a dream last night that I was working on two puzzles that each fit into a frame. I was almost done and then so confused where to put the last piece in each. I had the puzzles spread … Continue reading

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Book Talk: My Kind

It’s time for me to talk books. Not the teaching of reading. Not which is needed more  fiction or non fiction, not the whys or why nots, not the concern about how we teach reading, but more about how we … Continue reading

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Thoughts From The Sub

Here it is, almost March. The school year will be ending for many in late May or June. I’ve had a wonderful busy year of subbing and still more to go. From toddlers to 2nd grade I continue to learn, … Continue reading

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What Differentiation Looks Like: one size doesn’t fit all

I am a learner! I wear that mantle with pride. I know that there is more to learn, even after thirty-eight years of teaching and now in my fourth year of subbing. February will be a busy month of subbing. … Continue reading

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Finding Your “WHY”

It’s been an interesting week and a half. After an invigorating week of subbing when school resumed in January, I came down with a cold, a virus that knocked me out. Just beginning to feeling back to my old self. … Continue reading

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