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October 2011 Blog Posts (12)

An Autumn Visit

This is one of many many many poems which i've written over the last five years of "retirement" as a teacher.  

Many are in my books or on my website (Google JOSIE'S POEMS) but this one you can use in your classrooms or libraries to read to the children as autumn is well and truly here.  Well it is here in England as my back tells me because I've been picking up many leaves today.  Do let me know if the children enjoy this…


Added by Josie Whitehead on October 23, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments


Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the over 50 authors who contributed to School Libraries: What’s Now, What’s Next, What’s Yet to Come, we are delighted to announce that our crowdsourced eBook is now available for free…


Added by Buffy Hamilton on October 22, 2011 at 11:38pm — No Comments

The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

The Scorch Trials (Maze Runner, #2) The Scorch Trials by James Dashner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

All I can say is that this book was just as suspenseful and nerve wracking as the Maze… Continue

Added by bj neary on October 22, 2011 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Looking for YA lit articles, recommendations? Try Young adult novels


Thanks to Eric Bateman for his wonderful and giving out this idea!

Added by bj neary on October 16, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments

Chasing Tail Lights by Patrick Jones

Chasing Tail Lights Chasing Tail Lights by Patrick Jones

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Patrick Jones has such a way with his characters in this book! Christy is now… Continue

Added by bj neary on October 13, 2011 at 8:49pm — No Comments

forever by Maggie Stiefvater

Forever (The Wolves of Mercy Falls, #3) Forever by Maggie Stiefvater

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

For the third and final book in the Wolves of Mercy Falls, I so enjoyed the story, the suspense, the… Continue

Added by bj neary on October 13, 2011 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Take Me There by Carolee Dean

Take Me There Take Me There by Carolee Dean

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I so wanted to give this book 5 stars. I loved the main character, Dylan. He had a horrible life and he… Continue

Added by bj neary on October 13, 2011 at 8:46pm — No Comments

Essay writing

A history essay writing, sometimes referred to as a thesis essay, will describe an argument or claim about one or more historical events and will support that claim with evidence, arguments and references.

Added by RichardTOlivares on October 10, 2011 at 3:28pm — No Comments


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Added by Gurwinder Singh on October 10, 2011 at 3:03am — No Comments

Creativity and Collaboration (Session 2 Capstone 2)

In a previous life, I was a historian on track to earn a doctoral degree from a prestigious university. I taught large sections of freshmen western civilization history. I loved the Socratic method as a teaching method and yet I never stopped to think about how I was teaching was just as important as what I was teaching.

In my readings for this session, I have confirmed what I have suspected for awhile. History professors and educators in general, need to make a fundamental shift in…


Added by Susan on October 2, 2011 at 7:21pm — No Comments

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Divergent (Divergent, #1) Divergent by Veronica Roth

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Roth's first dystopian novel is thrilling, packed with suspense as it tells the story of Beatrice (Tris) whose… Continue

Added by bj neary on October 2, 2011 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Achoo Will Catch You

(Well he has caught me because I'm recovering from a cold after a school visit.  I should keep away from such places).






ACHOO WILL CATCH YOU - Josie Whitehead


Everyone’s met Achoo, known as the common cold.

He’s an evil little cold germ who’ll not do as he’s…


Added by Josie Whitehead on October 2, 2011 at 2:39pm — No Comments

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