Current & Archived PLL Blog Posts

Blog Post – Change, Power, & Hope

Author: Ellen A. Thompson, Ed. D. During the summer of 2021, I had the good fortune to have a group of 12 educators join me in a course wrapped around the book, Forged by Reading: The Power of a Literate Life written by Kylene Beers and Robert Probst. Not only

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Blog Post – Finding Poetry in Unusual Places

Finding Poetry in Unusual Places Ellen A. Thompson, Ed.D. Poetry, literature that evokes a concentrated imaginative awareness of experience or a specific emotional response through language chosen and arranged for its meaning, sound, and rhythm.  ~Britannica.com A few weeks ago, I tried out something I had not done in quite

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Blog Post: It is Okay to Have Fun with Vocabulary!

It is Okay to Have Fun with Vocabulary! Lisa V. Driver Ed. D. Learning vocabulary is a life-long process. Learning new words and their meanings is essential to our student’s education. Teaching vocabulary at the middle and high school level does not have to be burdensome and routine. Students do

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