Monthly Archives: May 2015

Day 164 (of 188) observing the observer

Day 164 (of 188) observing the observer Friday I was being watched.  Not by a supervisor but by one of my teachers and a Mentorship partner she is working with. It was a good reminder to me of what the … Continue reading

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Day 163 (of 188) the vulnerability of reference checks

Day 163 (of 188) the vulnerability of reference checks Don’t tell anyone but… That’s usually how it goes when I am asked to be a reference or have asked people to be my references when exploring new jobs.  Especially when … Continue reading

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Teaching is More Than Just a Degree – It is a Profession

Originally posted on Reading By Example:
Last night, several members of Wisconsin’s Joint Finance Committee voted poorly on many issues related to K-12 public education. To me, the most shocking was the decision that “essentially eliminates teacher licensing standards by allowing…

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Day 162 (of 188) descriptive feedback – nicely articulated by @justintarte

Day 162 (of 188) descriptive feedback – nicely articulated by @justintarte Good work! = done 7/10 = good ’nuff A Keep up the good work 72% Try Harder A variety of summative statement around learning that are often used, but … Continue reading

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Day 161 (of 188) got my first ‘ping’ now I want an eportfolio for my kid!

Day 161 (of 188) got my first ‘ping’ now I want an eportfolio In the middle of my afternoon my phone wing ‘ping’. I looked to see what it was. It was a video. Of my daughter racing her 3D … Continue reading

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Day 160 (of 188) Rube Goldberg makes failing fun

I was lucky enough to have to take my G9 daughter to my K-5 school. She is taking a design & tech course so she was able to help emphasize the importance of design. She was very helpful on showing … Continue reading

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Day 159 (of 188) Teacher Observations – more than a %….so…..

Day 159 (of 188) Teacher Observations It’s the time of year to finish teacher evaluation/observations. Always a challenging time with events like (for us) District Cross Country events, Track & Field competitions, end of year assessments/evaluations (for us, performance standards … Continue reading

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