Category Archives: Professional Learning Network

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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A Look at PBL, Part 2

Yesterday I took the advice of my PLN and wrote a post about Project Based Learning vs. Traditional Learning. As I was writing the post I had a great ending, then when I go to the ending I had forgotten … Continue reading

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Posting Something Fun

As John says in Writing at Gunpoint, I felt like sharing something fun I saw today thanks to my Personal Learning Network. These two dogs are very well behaved in the video. I was really impressed. It says it’s in … Continue reading

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Learning From Your Colleagues

How often do you leave your classroom to go sit in another classroom? How often do other teachers come and sit in your classroom? I’m not talking about critiquing or evaluations. I’m talking about going and observing and getting ideas. … Continue reading

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Teachers Need to Unite

One of my favorite things to do is connect with other teachers on my Personal Learning Network (PLN). I talk with teachers around the world. It is not very seldom that I have the opportunity to actually meet face to … Continue reading

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End of a Trip

I’m writing this while sitting in the back seat of a car. The past week I have been on Spring Break. It was the first time I was on a train, the first time to Chicago, and the first time … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Forward

Today I had the chance to interview for my current teaching position for next year. The reasoning for this is that the school that I teach at is ran by an educational service that the school district buys into. Due … Continue reading

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A Catch All on a Sunday

Well, on Friday I did my first single presentation. It was a great experience. I shared several different math websites to help with learning. Since then I found a few stories about math and how it is taught in today’s … Continue reading

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