Archives for July, 2013

  1. PhotoPin

    I am always looking for the easiest way to find usable photos for my blogs, students projects, and more. Recently, Paul Cancellieri (@mrscienceteach) was giving a blogging workshop I attended, and he shared Photopin. My life is changed! This is, by far, the easiest to use photo search site that I have used. It’s an […]

  2. Fireworks for the 4th!

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    When you ask someone what their Fourth of July plans are, they almost always involve some kind of cook out, followed by “and then we’ll watch the fireworks at…” Fireworks are a huge staple of celebrating Fourth of July and have every kid screaming with either excitement or fear during the show. John Adams wrote […]

  3. Free PD for Secondary Science Teachers

    Wake County Public School System will be hosting a half day workshop consisting of various breakout sessions on science education.  This is a FREE opportunity for any secondary science teachers that will be in the Raleigh area on July 15th OR August 15th.  It will be held at Broughton HS (723 St. Mary’s St. Raleigh, NC) from 8:00-12:00.  Here […]

  4. Celebrating Teacher Leaders- Meet Wake County

    Wake County Public Schools in Raleigh, North Carolina has recently partnered with Discovery Education to employ a system for change called Teacher Leader Corps, a continuous improvement model that puts teachers and teaching at the forefront of the district wide change.  This model of collective and sustained learning will help to build the professional capital […]

  5. Independence a True Gift

    July is just beginning and it is my favorite month of the summer. It is the only true month of independence that most teachers have. As teachers, many of us have a good part of June off, but we are unwinding from the stress of the end of the year and cleaning all the areas […]

  6. Learning through research at the Duke Lemur Center

    Join us at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences for Science Saturday!  This Saturday (July 6) at 11am in Windows on the World on the 3rd floor of the Main Building! Learning through research at the Duke Lemur Center   Speaker: Chris Smith, Education Specialist, Duke Lemur Center The Duke Lemur Center is the world’s largest captive center for lemurs with […]

  7. As School Leaders We Need To Have Intentional Conversation To Increase Our Understanding: Our Perspective Can Be Enhanced By Listening To Others


    When school leaders think about teachers they may like to think their perspective (the perspective of a school leader)  would be fair and accurate. My experience in understanding how people “think together” suggests that thinking interdependently requires truly seeking first to understand, as Stephen R. Covey in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People challenges […]

  8. Dean’s ISTE Ignite Session

    This year at ISTE, there were 3 “Ignite” Sessions.  Ignite sessions consist of a series of short presentations, only 5 minutes long, consisting of 20 slides that are up for only 15 seconds each.  To me, they should be fun, informative, and engaging.  Not all of the ones I saw were, but several did meet […]

  9. Mousey Monday – Fourth of July


                            Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookie readers! Three more days till the Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day in the United States!   This federal holiday commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, declaring […]

  10. July 2013: IMHO…

    …or Why Give Constructive Criticism? I recently had a brutally honest day. I was asked to review a new book coming out and write a blurb for the back cover. The title was something I was interested in, so I agreed. As I read along in a chapter about change, I came across the line. […]