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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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