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Thinking It Through

Thinking It Through My response to the importance of critical thinking in the classroom derived from the conversation at #OklaEd chat on 3/17/13

Dear Mr. Vera

This is in response to The Educational Revolution by Hernan Vera Dear Mr. Vera, I am a teacher and I teach in a rural, low socioeconomic school district. The majority of my students come from broken homes and have lived through circumstances I had only seen in movies. We may not have the gang violence … Continue reading

By Chance or By Change: Allowing the “Why?”

“You must constantly ask yourself these questions: Who am I around? What are they doing to me? What have they got me reading? What have they got me saying? Where do they have me going? What do they have me thinking? And most important, what do they have me becoming? Then ask yourself the big … Continue reading

Put Out or Get Out

Several weeks ago, “How do educators collaborate within a building to better their professional practice? What would make such collaboration easier/better?” was the #edchat topic. I enjoyed participating in this chat because I have had major concerns about the lack of cross curricular planning and collaboration among the staff in my school. Despite the hard … Continue reading

A Professional Failure

  I started my day off with this tweet: Like several other schools, we honor Martin Luther King Day by giving our students a day off while teachers spend the day fulfilling Professional Development hours. I have a hard time writing the words, “Professional Development” after sitting through what my school provided as sufficient development … Continue reading

Bring it on 2012: A Resolution Worth Keeping

Tomorrow begins the first day of the second semester. All of my students will start on a clean slate. Every student will have the same grade and opportunity to make this semester better than the last. It got me thinking. Can this apply to teachers? What do I need to improve on in the Spring … Continue reading

Are Teachers the New Illiterate?

I have been trying to write this blog for several weeks now. It is intended to be a follow up to my last post asking educators if we are speaking the same language as our students. The more and more I follow other educators on twitter, the more I see we are writing the same … Continue reading

Are We Speaking the Same Language?

Classroom, a photo by James F Clay on Flickr. As teachers, sometimes we think of ourselves as only giving the lessons and not receiving them. This year that has changed for me. I love to learn and always have. I have a master’s degree in secondary education, but I haven’t stepped foot in a college … Continue reading

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