Monthly Archives: January 2018

Day 85 (of 186) comics to classics – reinspired by a chat with @theweirdteacher and @ExcaliburPDX

Day 85 (of 186) comics to classics – reinspired by a chat with @theweirdteacher and @ExcaliburPDX An abridged version of a report I did for a literature course back in my university days when I was promoting Comics as a … Continue reading

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Day 84 (of 186) communication – value in handwritten (but not necessary cursive) communication

Day 84 (of 186) communication – value in handwritten (but not necessary cursive) communication So….a colleague came up and thanked me for the card I gave her for Christmas – specifically for taking the time to put something in pronto … Continue reading

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Day 83 (of 186) where to get ideas?

Day 83 (of 186) where to get ideas?   I like to tease that I have a special book at home that was handed down to me and has a bunch of great ideas. But really I have a notes … Continue reading

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Day 83 (of 186) a musical MindShift? Am I hearing right?

Day 83 (of 186) a musical MindShift? Am I hearing right? Today one of my boys who usually tries to find ways to not take part in music class asked/said something that I first thought I didn’t hear quite right….. … Continue reading

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Day 82 (of 186) sharing some thoughts re “free play” @perfinker @bedleybros

Day 82 (of 186) sharing some thoughts re “free play”   During our staff meeting, a couple of “interesting” opportunities came up!   The third week-ish of January has been our district & community’s Unplug & Play week (yes, I … Continue reading

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Day 81 (of 186) nice when there is trust

Day 81 (of 186) nice when there is trust Once upon a time there was a student who was struggling. In class. Outside. Everywhere. None of our strategies seemed to be working so we decided we needed to see if … Continue reading

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Day 80 (of 186) theme days and “deadlines”

Day 80 (of 186) theme days and “deadlines” This week has marked a full shift of thematic days with my class. Positive attitudes and good flow through the day. I’m still thinking about shifting my themes though. Thinking rather than … Continue reading

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