My last post was about how teachers don’t have enough time to do everything we need to do, so it may seem like producing a classroom website is just adding work to an already overloaded schedule. I have to confess: At first it is a bit labor intensive. Unlike so many tasks thrust upon us … More The Power of the Blog
A few weeks ago, I placed a project on Donors Choose, a website created to help teachers get funding for their class projects. I requested copies of Thornton Wilder’s The Bridge of San Luis Rey. Our school has some copies, but this year, we changed our scheduling completely, and I now have double the number … More With Deepest Gratitude!
Originally posted on Spontaneous Whimsy:
Today’s Daily Post’s writing prompt: “By the Dots” was practically designed for the English teacher in me! “We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about…
Here I am On The Other Side of The Desk again. I popped over to The Daily Post and voila, there was the perfect prompt for an OSOTD piece. When I saw the words “Lazy Learners,” I thought I was going to get to talk about students who don’t do their homework or go to … More Je Veux Parler Français
I’ve been giving quite a bit of attention to my little feathered friend lately, but now I feel it’s time to go back to some basics. My school has been back in session for a little over six weeks now, giving me time to evaluate how my own work writing has affected my ability to … More A Writing Teacher
I’m writing this post in response to a prompt from my Writing 101 class. My assignment was to respond to a post from Twitter. Well, this was quite the coincidence since I’ve been incorporating Twitter into my own lessons this year. So, here I am on the other side of the desk again. This time, … More I Had No Idea…That’s How I Got One!
Students hate homework. I did. I do my best not to overwhelm my students with homework; unfortunately, it is sometimes a necessary evil. The axiom “Practice makes perfect” is around for a good reason. The key to successful homework is creating practice that will engage students. I am delving more and more into the world … More Stealth Teaching
This year is my year to join the online world. Until 2015, I had steadfastly refused to Tweet, Link in, or otherwise have an online presence. I’m not really sure why I decided to dive in now, but I’m so glad I did. As a teacher, I have always embraced technology in my classroom in … More 32-64-128, The Internet is Really Great!
I am Tracey. Well, Juliet may not have thought much of them, but I’m rather fond of mine. Blogging has reminded me of this. So many of my wonderfully supportive fellow bloggers address me as “Tracey” here in comments. I like that. A situation that I suspect may be almost unique to teachers is that we … More What’s in a Name?
Today, I was so honored to be nominated for a Liebster Award by Catherine Mullaney of Disarmed By Love. Thank you, Catherine. My first reaction was simply to re-read her lovely nomination to me; you see, I’ve been blogging for such a short time, and Disarmed by Love is such a lovely site. When I … More Humbled and Honored, the Liebster Award