Category Archives: Teachers

Superintendent Saves School District Money

He’s the best guy in the educational world right now! He gave up almost $300,000 a year! How great of a guy is he? Well, I’m not sure. I first read about Larry Powell, Superintendent of Fresno, CA, schools, in a blog … Continue reading

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NORM!

How different would you classroom look if it looked like this? Now I’m not looking at the surroundings of this video. Classrooms in the bar is NOT what I’m talking about. However, each time Norm walked into Cheers, everyone said … Continue reading

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Thou Shalt Not Be Social

I’m not sure what people are thinking when they are banning social media. First, that is a great way to market your programs, schools, businesses. Everyone is online constantly and seeing what is going on in the world. Why would … Continue reading

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A Personal Retreat

Yesterday I took the day off from technology. The thought was to be free from 7:00am to 7:00pm. So I took off walking around town and enjoying coffee and to finish a great book. Then around 2:30pm I had a … Continue reading

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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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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

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Who’s the Expert?

With the end of summer coming to an end (I report to my new teaching position in 16 days) I have been enjoying some morning news. Today on the Today Show, they started a new segment. In this segment, each … 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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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

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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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