Category Archives: PLN

Making the most of your PLN

There are many educators out there that still need to find a Personal (or Professional) Learning Network (PLN). Wikipedia defines a PLN as a group of people that helps you learn, even if you don’t know them. You can find … Continue reading

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Teen Books Promote Reading

I love to read. Adult books? Not really. They’re mainly dry and slow. Place a teen/young adult book in my hand and I’m in heaven. I just need to keep motivated in reading. I have NOT been succeeding at my … Continue reading

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What Makes a Bad Teacher?

Well, this afternoon I went with a couple of teacher friends to go see Bad Teacher at the local movie theater. On my Personal Learning Network (PLN) we have been talking about the movie and if we should go see it. … Continue reading

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. . . . and the purpose of that was?

Professional Development. . . . . Conferences. . . . . School. . . . . . What is the purpose of each of these? Well, for me, conferences are a place for me to connect with people that I … Continue reading

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A New Job

On Friday afternoon around 4:00, I called my new principal and accepted the position of 8th Grade Science Teacher. Since then I’ve had several people look at me and go. . . Science.  .really? Yes! Really! I’m excited about the … Continue reading

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Top 5 Achievements of 2010-11 School Year

Disclaimer: Taking a post for reflection before finishing the book “The Numbers Behind NUMB3RS”. It’s May 31. I finished the school year with students last Tuesday. Summer starts! Yesterday was Memorial Day, which many refer to the weekend being the … Continue reading

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A Great Leader’s Last Day

Today is the last day of the school year. As I look back at my first year at Turning Point Learning Center, I think about all the changes in my life that have happened. I look at all the things that … Continue reading

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Early Morning Thoughts

My last post that I wrote was about social networking. I have enjoyed getting many resources from Twitter and Plurk, but didn’t see the real effect until last night. Shortly after 9pm on May 1, 2011, I was sitting at … Continue reading

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Do you (Insert Social Network)?

You can’t get away from it anymore. Facebook, Twitter, Ning, edmodo, Plurk, LinkedIn, Flickr, Blogspot, WordPress, diigo . . . .  the list goes on and on. How much social networking do you do? First, if you’re reading this, then you … Continue reading

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A Personal Note

Well, I’ve not been wanting to post this, but I have been very busy lately and feel that I need to let everyone know what is going on. I enjoy teaching math a lot. I work hard helping my students … Continue reading

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