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The First Days of School

The First Day of School With my fifteenth year of teaching looming on the horizon, I’ve found myself spending a lot of time this summer examining my personal teaching practice and whether or not what I do in the classroom is a true reflection of my core beliefs about teaching Read more…

By Toni Poling, ago
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Poetry March Madness!

I always find that the month of March presents the extra special problem of the brackets.  I am constantly finding them around the room and in the halls; discussion around the school amongst the students centers around who has the best bracket.  This year, I wanted to find a way Read more…

By Toni Poling, ago
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Good Readers are Re-Readers

Good Readers are Re-Readers November 2, 2017 By Toni M. Poling Close reading is the basis for all the work we do in my classroom.  My students are exposed to written text, visual text, and auditory text over the span of my AP English Literature and my AP English Language Read more…

By Toni Poling, ago