Author Archives: Anthony Purcell

About Anthony Purcell

I am Anthony Purcell and I am currently teaching math in Oklahoma.

Time Served

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Child Development Problems Not School Related

This morning I was watching Today Show and they shared a story about how children who are over scheduled are not developing correctly. Some of that development is not knowing (what I feel to be) common knowledge information. Over-scheduling children is … Continue reading

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Living in fear

Why do we as educators live in a constant fear? Fear of students not passing state tests. Fear of not running your classroom correctly. Fear of someone walking in and not liking your style of teaching. Fear of not being … Continue reading

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Building a Support System

Too many times we try to do things on our own. Sometimes, when trying to be “the hero” we get bogged down and stressed. I have a plant in my classroom that over the past year I’ve been watching grow … Continue reading

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A Great App – Middle School Math 7

To begin, I want to have a disclaimer. I am in no way receiving compensation for this blog post. I have found an iPod/iPad app that I have enjoyed in the classroom and want to share it with everyone.   … Continue reading

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Where Did August Go?

This past week I started to think about how long it’s been since I’ve written a post. So this morning I get on and see I didn’t write a single post in the month of August. WHAT?!?!?!? Where did the … Continue reading

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Tiny Tower Project Reflection

It’s been three days since we ended the two week Tiny Tower Project session. I’ve had some time to sit and think about the project. What would I do differently next time? What was great about the project that hooked … Continue reading

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Tiny Tower Project Final Day

Kids came in today excited to see their towers be crumbled! Actually, they were quite sad to say the least. As you can see, they took quite a bit of weight. The results are below in the chart.   The … Continue reading

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A Balancing Act

Summer is a time for teachers to relax and not think about school. . . . or so many think is happening. I myself have been very busy with training, summer school, preparing for next year, and trying to have … Continue reading

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Tiny Tower Project Days 6 & 7

During the past two days students have been working really hard on finishing their skyscrapers. Day 8 is the last day to build with Day 9 being the testing day. They are coming along pretty well.   There are only … Continue reading

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