Category Archives: school

Summer Reflections

I have so many things that I’m thinking and learning right now that are rolling around in my head, and it has suddenly occured to me that my poor little blog has seen very little action of late. I thought it … Continue reading

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Maintaining perspective

It’s been awhile since I posted, and I haven’t really thought through in advance what I’m writing but it feels like it’s time to write again, so here goes! Recently in my department we had the opportunity to take a … Continue reading

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Home-School Connection

My level 2 Spanish students are presenting the culmination of a month’s worth of hard work this week. About a month ago I introduced an IBMYP unit on backpacking. Since then students have worked to research and create a 6-day … Continue reading

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First Day Reflections 2011

Today was my first full day with my Spanish students and it went really well!! Here’s what I did: Level 2 Spanish: started with seating charts as they walked in handed back name cards to students who attended freshman orientation … Continue reading

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Back to School 2010-2011: Brainstorm

So many thoughts are jumbled together in my head as the start of the 2010-2011 school year approaches. I am reading Alfie Kohn’s book Punished by Rewards which is a great way of building on what I started to explore in … Continue reading

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High Quality Professional Development

Disclaimer: This post is long and mostly me reflecting on my professional development today; however, I think it’s worth a read, especially if you’re interested in how professional development is organized for teachers or if you’re looking for resources on … Continue reading

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Sub Plan Template

I’m writing from my hotel room while my sub is hopefully successfully navigating my sub plans at school. My personal day is great so far- slept in, read my google reader lazily this morning, attended a session on coding for … Continue reading

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Reflection on 1/12/2011; Plans for Thursday 1/13/2011

Today was OK. Not terrible, but not great. It was a “get things done” kind of day. And I am proud of what I got done since I wasn’t feeling all that great – I miss Justin because he’s away … Continue reading

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How I Plan for a Sub in my Classroom

This week I am taking a precious personal day on Friday. It works out well logistically because Friday is the last day of our first semester and Monday we have off for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with a grading … Continue reading

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Reflection Monday 1/10/2011; plans for Tuesday 1/11/2011

Today was a Monday, that’s for sure! I was unfocused, flustered, and unorganized. Boo. Always look forward to putting Mondays behind me so that Tuesday can be better. Despite the feeling that I accomplished nothing today, I did meet a … Continue reading

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