Tag: hard work

  • Notes from the field: Creating a culture of literacy

    Below is an article that I wrote for The California Reader (Vol. 52, No. 2, Winter 2019), a publication of the California Reading Association. Broncos Read…How to Create a Culture of Literacy      A few years ago, after being inspired by the work of Donalyn Miller and Steven Layne (at the 2014 CRA Conference […]

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  • Broncos Read…the Importance of Culture (PART I)

      Let’s talk about culture. I’m not talking about the stuff microbiologists have in those plastic petri dishes…I’m talking about the common values and beliefs of a community. I was curious about the culture that we live in and looked up the top trends on Google. These are the top 10 results that were trending […]

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  • A Book Club for Everyone: The Importance of Diversity in Books

    A few weeks ago, one of my teachers, Jennifer DeBortoli, gave me a copy of a book titled, A Different Pond by Bao Phi. She left it on my desk with a note that just said, “Don- I think you’ll like this book”. She was wrong. I loved this book. A Different Pond is a […]

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  • The Two Minute Huddle

    I’m a big sports fan. I love Bay Area sports. The San Francisco Bay Area. The Warriors. The A’s and Giants. My football team is the 49ers (even though that’s hard to say these last few seasons). In football, before most plays, the players gather around and plan the offensive attack. This is called the […]

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