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Archive for April, 2019

Week of April 22 – April 26, 2019


I feel like weeks with a student holiday seem to be the longest weeks for teachers.  I know I was out for two personal days, and only working three days felt like an entire week.  It seems I was always doing something on the days I was in.  On the plus side, I got well […]

April 26, 2019


April 18, 2019


“Every person I have ever met enjoys learning, but not every person enjoys school.  That gap is where I think we should veer toward ‘Let’s learn something together‘ as opposed to ‘Let me teach you something.’  It focuses on the positive experience rather than the negative.” – Stuart Easton, Vista High School

Week of April 8 – April 12, 2019


So even with STAAR testing for 7th  and 8th graders, teachers found great ways to use technology to engage the students through the long week. I saw many teachers using Goosechase to have students review before the test or review content in a new and fun way.  Mrs. Gilliland and Mrs. Harper completed their first […]

April 12, 2019


“It is critical that our students know their thoughts and conversations are valued and important.  Invite conversation whenever possible.” – Dr. Jamie Lipp, Ohio State University

Week of April 1 – April 5, 2019


As I visited classrooms this week, I happened to walk into an ELA room that was starting class with 10 minutes of silent reading for both students and the teacher.  I did not want to disturb the flow of the classroom, so I sat down and grabbed a magazine to read.  It happened to be […]

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April 5, 2019


“It is hard to breathe within the space created by never.” – Dr. Rick Rigsby

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