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Self-Extending Systems: Teaching with Discontinuation and Independence in Mind

"In order to help students achieve successful processing, we must ask ourselves an important question, are we doing the necessary analysis and planning with the development of self-extending systems in mind from week to week, day to day, and moment to moment during our students' programs?"

Voice and Choice: ‘The Book Whisperer’ Advises on How to Build a Child’s Ownership of Reading

Written by Gen & Rhonda Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisperer and Reading in the Wild, inspired over 1,600 attendees at the 2018 Literacy For All Conference as the keynote speaker on October 29, 2018. She is an award-winning teacher, author, and staff development leader who has years of teaching experience in fourth through sixth grade language …

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“Suriously?…Just Sayin’”: YouTube Sensation & Educator Advocate, Gerry Brooks, Visits Western New York

"Come to terms with the fact that you will not be able to change someone else's personality. Whoever they are, they are a product of their unique set of lifetime experiences. Trying to change the personalities of the people around you will be stressful-don't do it! Instead, seek to understand what makes those around you tick and change how you respond to those personalities."