Monthly Archives: April 2011

My Students Build Me Up

I was having one of those days today.  You know them.  The Wednesday that feels like a Monday?  Left the house late because my 2 year old wouldn’t get out the door, couldn’t find my jacket, forgot my lunch (for … Continue reading

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It’s All About Options

We all want engaged learners.  As educators, that’s our ultimate goal.  Achieving said goal is not always as easy as it seems. I have commited a grave error.  Today I actually looked in my mailbox at school and took out … Continue reading

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The Complacent Classroom Teacher

I recently recieved a phone call from a very upset parent who asked to come in and talk to me.  She mentioned that I have recently been away from my classroom for several days and she was concerned about the … Continue reading

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Upsidedown Math

I am intrigued by Dan Meyer.  If you don’t know who he is and you happen to be a math teacher, you should really get aquainted. http://www.ted.com/talks/dan_meyer_math_curriculum_makeover.html  Will take you to his Ted Talk. http://blog.mrmeyer.com/  Will take you to his blog. Next … Continue reading

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Hallway Time vs Class Time

It drives me crazy when kids ask to go to their locker…..for whatever the reason is. A pencil, their textbook, a jacket, that snack that they meant to bring but forgot. And then there are the bathroom breaks, the water … Continue reading

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