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In addition, my thoughts and opinions change from time to time and I consider this a necessary consequence of having an open mind. This weblog is intended to provide a semi-permanent point in time snapshot and manifestation of the various thoughts, opinions and ideas around my brain. As such, any thoughts and opinions expressed within out-of-date posts may not the same, nor even similar, to those I may hold today.
I share, I learn and therefore I grow.
Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON) is an online worldwide event that took place this weekend, October 11th – 13th. Shelly Terrell invited me to present and it was awesome. October is Connected Educator Month and The Future of Education hosted the conference online in Blackboard Collaborate webinar rooms. It was a great experience to More > […]
Exit Tickets can be used to gauge whether or not students have processed new concepts. It is a quick way to have them reflect on information learned or to express their thoughts about new information. Students need to respond to a prompt and it is an easy way to incorporate writing into many different content More > […]
‘Tis the season to present…. fa-la-la-la-laaaaaa-la-la-la-la I really do believe that to blog is to share and to learn. I love being able to present, blog, share and learn/teach. Shelly Sanchez Terrell offered me the opportunity to present at this year’s 4th annual Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON), I was awe-struck when I received her invite b […]
On Monday and Tuesday, July 1 and 2 (11:00 – 12:00 EST, NPR’s Tell Me More will host two live radio broadcasts and Twitter chats from the Aspen Ideas Festival. Education has been a critical topic for Michel Martin at NPR’s Tell Me More, and they are eager to engage once again around the topic of learning and education. More > […]
I am and I know that many of you are too. None of us wants to fall short and embarrass ourselves or do a disservice to our students. My parish, and many others, is creating a toolbox of items to be used for research, resources and continuity. These toolboxes have information available on ways to More > […]
Here is a tool to add to your PUBLISH and SHARE tech tools toolbox. Smore.com allows you to create quality posters, newsletters and flyers for projects, presentations, and events. It is easy to create a poster: 1st – Sign up. 2nd – Choose your desired layout. 3rd – Arrange the elements to your purpose. 4th - More > […]
Common Core this… Common Core that…. Increase rigor… Raise the bar….. I have been bombarded by the following terms and many more (Student Learning Target, Professional Growth Plan, Formal Observation, Informal Observation, etc.) for the past two years and I am trying to use my wits and resources to find ways to make this happen More > […]
When you READ CLOSELY…. Keep in mind that the author does Everything for a reason. Below are some flags that authors use to indicate something of importance. Take note and when you see any of these flags, ask yourself, “WHY is he using this flag?” FLAG 1: Remember when… Signal: a character stops current events More > […]
This year is almost over and I am thinking about next year. I am working out a different system for issuing class participation points. I will start off the school-year using index cards, Popsicle sticks or ?? something that randomly allows me to ‘select’ a student. I know that many feel that this nonvoluntary participation is a More > […]
When the students walk in and see this slide, they know that for today’s class they will need to get out their workbooks, paper and the textbook. I am trying to be sure that I use my projector and board to SHOW the students what I need from them. This picture shows their homework assignment: More > […]