Tag Archives: #pocomokescholars

Middle school drones deployed

When opportunity knocks, it’s important to jump on it and I saw a similar opportunity this year that I didn’t want my students to miss. The local television station was promoting its newly trained drone operators. People were being paid … Continue reading

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Unleashing Problem Solvers

Pass me the pipe cutters. Be careful. You want to get the measurement just right or it won’t be balanced when it stands. I’ll hold it steady for you. The conversation above was a typical day when students were working together … Continue reading

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Power of Home Visits

    Reflecting upon current or past practices is the by far the best learning moments a teacher can take to improve. As I am in the midst of the final term of the school year, I am reminded of all … Continue reading

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Virtual Reality: #PocomokeScholars Take One

I often talk about being wired differently to my colleagues and state our students are even wired more differently than me. Therefore, employing the same pedagogy is only getting old results — unengaged, bored students. It wasn’t easy, but I … Continue reading

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My commitment to equity

I often participate in Twitter Chats, but sometimes I lurk too. This evening I finally jumped into one particular chat for a short time as the discussion focused on teaching students in poverty. I love having a moment to feel like … Continue reading

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Explore the World with Cultural Box Exchange

Minimal background knowledge. Unsure of the world. Limited exposure. Not anymore. I teach in a rural community where students have limited exposure to many opportunities. Each year, I make it a personal mission to expose them to the community around … Continue reading

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#GRAOJ – Collaborating with cross country partner classrooms

  Classrooms of today look nothing like they did when I was a student. Computers still had the big floppy disk and I was only permitted to use them after finishing all my work in Algebra class, which rarely happened. I … Continue reading

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