Monthly Archives: March 2015

Day 124 (of 188) meetings….

Day 124 (of 188) meetings…. I have mixed feelings about “meetings”. Some can be very valuable others…less so.  I’ve gotten in trouble for texting during meetings….until I shared my notes with the accuser.  Sometimes at meetings my mind wanders – … Continue reading

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Day 123 (of 188) exhaustion aka just one more thing -inspired by @vwoelders & @lily_cunningham & @brenebrown

Day 123 (of 188) exhaustion aka just one more thing -inspired by @vwoelders & @lily_cunningham & @brenebrown Following a series of tweets on eportfolios – specifically getting them started – one of the participants sent an article about “Exhaustion is … Continue reading

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Day 122 (of 188) The best pro-d – in schools

Day 122 (of 188) The best pro-d – in schools For the second time in as many months I had the opportunity to take in some of the best professional development: schools in action.  Last month I ‘popped in’ on … Continue reading

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All Hail the Kids

Originally posted on Pernille Ripp:
I never thought I would be the parent of a child who couldn’t pay attention.  Who had a million ideas in her head except for the one she should be focusing on.  Who tries so…

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Day 121 (of 188) my messy office

Day 121 (of 188) my messy office Today a new POC (principal-on-call; substitute principal) came in for me so that I could attend a meeting. We used to (and hopefully soon will again) have TICs (Teachers In Charge) but until … Continue reading

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Day 120 (of 188) ArtFair #83learns

Day 120 (of 188) ArtFair #83learns Today we got to live in a classroom of extra-chaos – but the good kind of chaos! Each year our school district partners up with artists in the community to host an art fair … Continue reading

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Day 119 (of 188) concert night! aka summative/formative test combo

Day 119 (of 188) concert night! aka summative/formative test combo I tease about testing a lot. A LOT.  Especially end of year-final-all-encomPASSing-have-to-do-it-cause-the -teacher-down-the-hall-insists-on-one finals.  Tests. Quaint – but necessary? As a History/English major I didn’t do many multiple choice T/F … Continue reading

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