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  Above, the famed Burdick’s chocolate shop across the street from Gutman library. I read some really interesting documents in the Chall collection today, including a  copy of her testimony about reading instruction before Congress. In addition to researching Chall’s perspectives and views on the 4th grade slump (i.e., “reading to learn”), I am considering the following: […]

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Visiting Harvard: Day 6

I visited a literacy class and also spent the afternoon at the library delving into the online databases, saving PDF’s to my removable disk. I find I have to print out hard copies of articles to really analyze them well. But, I’m going digital for now so as not to have to buy an additional […]

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I was glad for Monday to roll around. Highlights: Discovering Jeanne Chall’s marginal notes and “coding” of her reactions to the texts she read. I also learned she read quite a bit of research that was considered historical at the time. I wonder why? It was so interesting to see her series of “X’s” for […]

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I’ve decided to stay close around here. There’s so much to see. Pics are below. This morning, with map in hand (thanks, Ed!), I maneuvered through light rain and ground water to the Gutman library. Several landmarks also guided me as I am learning my way through the streets. I turned by the Design school, Memorial […]

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Visiting Harvard: Day 1

Winter seems to have arrived early in Boston/Cambridge. It’s cool in the 30’s.  I was so thrilled to see the Atlantic Ocean for the first time this afternoon as the plane descended into this New England town, into what seems to me to be the far north. The multi-colored leaves with hues of orange and […]

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We all have beliefs and ideologies about teaching and learning. Some of these beliefs are based on what we formally learning in school, e.g., in our textbooks and lectures from formal schooling, books and articles we explored on our own, and training from workshops/seminars, etc. Other beliefs are formed from our own past and experiences […]

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Cambridge Again!

We are here! The temperature is in the 30’s. I’ll take pics tomorrow of the impending snow(storm). At least 10-12 inches of snow is predicted for tomorrow during the day and evening. I guess they will plow the streets. I really like it here. We arrived in darkness so it will be nice to see […]

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Mentoring

I’m still thinking about the power of mentoring in higher ed. It’s so crucial. While I was at Harvard, I was able to focus one one thing, one person, and her ideas, as well as my own inquiries into helping students who struggle with reading at the upper grades into early adolesence. One of the […]

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I ate at the Harvard Faculty Club today with the librarians. It was fabulous. All the walls of the many rooms were covered with art and portraiture. I then toured Wiedner library (briefly) and saw an intact Gutenberg Bible. It was so magnificant–like a recurring dream I have often of being in large, stately, and spacious libraries.

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