Category Archives: Reform

Making Plans

I recently read a great story called Wood Tape by Scott Nesin. In short, his son had an idea to do something and needed to go to the store. It’s a great adventure of he and his son at the … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Learning, New Year, Project Based Learning, Reform, School, Teachers, Teaching | Leave a comment

Every Teacher Left Behind

I recently read a blog post praising Pinellas school board, in Florida, for banning teachers from communicating with students via Facebook and Twitter. I myself do not agree with this ruling. I know teachers that hold test review sessions on Twitter. … Continue reading

Posted in Banning, Blogging, Education, Reform, School, School Board, Teachers, Teaching, Technology | 3 Comments

. . . . 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

Posted in Conferences, Education, Personal Learning Network, PLN, Reform | 1 Comment

Saving Money > Comfort in Space

I just read an article on Education Week at http://www.edweek.org. This article is one that I know is happening all over, but I can’t believe it. The article is Budget Cuts Keep New California High School Shuttered. State education budget … Continue reading

Posted in Bond Sale, Budget Cuts, California, Education, Reform, School, Teaching | Leave a comment

Math Common Core Standards

I went to a math conference today where they talked about the Common Core Standards that are being implemented across the United States. There are many thoughts on this. I thing some great things will be coming with the Math … Continue reading

Posted in Assessments, Common Core, Education, Math, Reading, Reform, Teachers, Teaching, Testing, Understanding, Writing | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Education, Personal Learning Network, PLN, Professional Learning Network, Project Based Learning, Reform, School, Teaching | Leave a comment

Student-Centered Learning

With three quarters of the school year now complete, and the ever lovely state assessment coming in three weeks, I decided to try something a little different in my classes. In my first math class today, I have 6th and … Continue reading

Posted in Adjustments, Assessments, BAIP, Education, Math, Project Based Learning, Reform, Teaching, Technology, Testing | Leave a comment

Adding Conference Presenter to the Resume

Well, after today, I can now add that I have given a presentation at the Mid-America Association for Computers in Education (MACE) conference in Manhattan, KS. The title of my presentation was “Reaching Every Student in Math“. Here is my … Continue reading

Posted in Android, Blogging, Education, Galaxy Tab, Love, MACE, Math, PLN, Professional Learning Network, Project Based Learning, Reform, Social Networking, Teaching, Technology, Understanding | 3 Comments

Wake Up to Current Education

A little over a week ago, I posted about A New Math Lesson that I had taught in my class. The students enjoyed working on something besides the boring lessons that they normally work on. They enjoyed being able to work … Continue reading

Posted in Adjustments, Education, Math, Project Based Learning, Reform, Teaching, Technology, Weather | 2 Comments

Is Every Student Equal?

This week we are doing state assessments. We all know what they are and they have unfortunately become a part of the school year. In some schools it seems that all students do is test, so are they really learning? … Continue reading

Posted in Assessments, Education, Math, Reading, Reform, Testing | Leave a comment