Posts by Clavis Anderson

Read to Them… or NOT!

It’s a trilogy. Voyage to the Bunny Planet by Rosemary Wells. Three tiny books about this little bunny that goes on all kinds of adventures… sometimes in actuality, other times, in her dreams. I’m not going to lie. I don’t know why three year-old Morgan is so fascinated by these books. There are no repeating…

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What Happened to the Dream?

  For purposeful and focused writing and deep, meaningful conversation, consider talking with your students and having them write about this January 16, 2017 New Yorker Magazine cover by Kadir Nelson, my all time favorite illustrator. What do you see? What does ii make you think of? What are Nelson and The New Yorker saying?…

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Happy “YOU” Year!

Resolutions or not, most of us see the New Year as a time for looking back and planning forward. We ponder the ups and downs of the past year and dream about the possibilities of what is yet to come. When I look back on 2016, I can’t help but compare it to a wild…

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An Attitude of Gratitude

As the holiday season rolls around, so do the stressors that come with the holidays. Why not alleviate some of the stress by starting each day or each class in gratitude? According to a recent health blog, in a study on gratitude, psychologists Robert A. Emmons of the University of California, Davis, and Michael E.…

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Anti-Racism Educational Network

I am so proud to be a part of this network of esteemed educators and social activists. Contact me for more info! http://www.earlychildhoodeducationassembly.com/anti-racism-educational-consultants-network.html

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Just Sing!

The easiest way to avoid wrong notes is to never open your mouth and sing. What a mistake that would be.  — Joan Oliver Goldsmith Not putting a foot forward until we can put our best foot forward. Always doing it right. Perfectionism. Fear. Doubt. Ego. We have all had those places in our lives…

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Change… You, AGAIN????

One of my favorite childhood memories is of being on the playground at our elementary school, zipping down slides, often landing on my bottom; playing on the huge, metal swing-sets, pumping my legs as hard as I could, until I felt I could see forever, and then… when I thought I was high enough to…

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