Monthly Archives: December 2014

Top Three Student Posts of 2014

Sitting around the house, I have come across numerous year-end messages and reflective blogs from colleagues via Twitter. I told myself I was going to go against the norm and not post my top moments of the year (even though … Continue reading

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We might have a (future) doctor in the house

Working diligently on my dissertation, I promised my family I would take a sabbatical from all my work the week of Christmas to focus on spending time with family. It was amazing the amount of down time I accumulated and … Continue reading

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Two-Voice Poems: An alternative method to teaching point of view

Sometimes students just do not get “it.” Everyone knows what “it” involves. It is the content which a teacher wants a student to know when the bell rings, but it looks different in every class and possibly to every teacher … Continue reading

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A Teacher’s Impact Goes a Long Way

Taking a final look over Twitter before going to bed, I came across a simple and thought provoking tweet from Rik Rowe about serving. Instantly I sat up and bed and started thinking about the blessings I have in my … Continue reading

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Parent Conferences: One teacher’s expectations

Tomorrow morning I will travel into work, but it will be different. Bells will not sound in 70-minute intervals and controlled commotion in the hallways will not be happening with 400 plus students in one hallway. Instead. Listen. Listen. Silence. … Continue reading

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