Saw this on an ELA teacher page on FB: teacher and her colleagues will be wearing them during #testing days and she said she thinks they’re cute pic.twitter.com/BLIFQyeako — Kelly Love, NBCT (@mrskellylove) April 19, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js An avocational educational historian and someone I admire is Jennifer Binis–she’s given me so much to consider and… Read More testing season
Middle School Misfortunes Then and Now, One Teacher’s Take Please read this post that provides an excellent example of then and now–before smartphones and their dopamine enhancers embedded into our psyches. I’ve been the classroom teacher who has witnessed this first hand. The students who find out that I have a Youtube channel and never,… Read More Make Stuff, Not Subscribers
Is anyone else finding that social media/cell phones have completely altered their capacity to read books and concentrate on multi-page sequences? It’s become a major problem… — Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) August 10, 2018 I am concerned about my #ProjectLIT project stalling out. I need these books. Don’t want: need. They aren’t some glib luxury for… Read More Summer Series of Saves: It’s not just you.
It’s 12:15 PM on November 10th. Do you know where your NaNoMo novel is? Yeah, about that. Good intentions aside, I have done everything but just sit and type. I made a video. Updated grades. Reheated a bowl of chili mac (that will come back to haunt me), and read a few Tweets. But two… Read More write now
Are there two kinds of people in this world? Those who X or those who Y? Or maybe that is the paradox, thinking we can be this or that. But if I was the kind of person who asks if there are two kinds of people, (which I’m not) I would ask if you like… Read More Heart-shaped box. (Or The Giving Tree reimagined.)
“There’s truth in every story told.” –Neil Gaiman Last spring, when I made a commitment to my administration that I would create, develop and lead curriculum and classes for the critical and important vision of bringing technology instruction for our students; however, I wasn’t quite ready to give up ELA. I hoped to be able… Read More Fluff the Knickers.
Teaching is stressful, there is no doubt or debate. And it’s also joyous, satisfying, and filled with discovery and success. But let’s get back to the stress for a moment so we can move forward with more moments of joy, satisfaction, and discovery. My buddy Sharon and her Brainiacs are developing a PD session for… Read More Saving Summer: Amygdala and The Brain
I am going on my twelfth year at the same Title I middle school. That is not said as a martyred projection or badge of honor, but a statement of fact, circumstances, decision making, and choices. Every teacher I know has had a rough time this past decade. Some have gone to “easier” schools, or… Read More Summer Series of Saves: S.O.S.
https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fviralthread%2Fvideos%2F824556247717060%2F&show_text=1&width=560 This was a post from TeenVogue on Facebook this morning. Now: TeenVogue is amazing. Its editorial and content have been one of the few media sanctuaries for many of us, young and old, in these troubled times. The magazine tackles politics, social justice, and yes, fashion issues. Its holistic approach to youth and news… Read More Grow up.
//giphy.com/embed/dpqQNluWFaSpq via GIPHY The paycheck has come and gone. There is food in the fridge. The repo man is held at bay for another 30 days, and all is well. For now. To me, July 1 is my official first day of summer break, where I am under no contractual time to do or think… Read More Adjusted for awesome.