Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Monday, December 8, 2014
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Sunday, November 30, 2014
|Photo credit: Daniel Go license|
Can you guess where this is going?
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Is this you?
You’ve joined Twitter. You’re following a few people. Your profile picture may or may not be an egg. You’ve even tweeted a couple of times. But you’re wondering what all the fuss is about.
Monday, October 27, 2014
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My teacher bookshelf is, to use the words of an educator I admire, too often "aspirational." It's rare that I find the time and inclination to read books on teaching when I'm working hard at it ten or twelve hours every weekday (and several hours on weekends too). But this book made me go "Yes!" and "Huh!" and "How?" and "Finally!" many, many times as I read it. In short, it's worth it, and I think all educators should read it immediately. Here are four reasons why.
Monday, September 29, 2014
|Photo: DafneCholet via Flickr|
In August and September, many educators make resolutions for the new school year. They resolve to try a new instructional practice, integrate a new technological device or program, or refresh their classrooms with new decor. Some of these resolutions last all year; some fizzle out by October. But there is one resolution that can keep your teaching fresh all year long, for many years to come: building a PLN.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
All of my Spanish II and III students used cell phones on their final exams this year. And I was so proud of them!
They had been using their cell phones (specifically, QR code scanning apps like this one) all semester to access listening and reading resources. I wrote an earlier post about the benefits of doing this. The final exam, of course, had a hefty interpretive proficiency section as well as speaking and writing prompt, so the students were really just continuing to do what they had been doing for months in class.