When I finished this post, it was not what I set out to write. I wanted to write a happy feel-good post, but somehow, I ended up on a soap box preaching on the town green. I tried to keep the spittle at a minimum, but you still might want to keep at a safe … More If I Could Make It Happen
As everyone knows education is always underfunded, and my school is no exception. We do the best with what we have, but our schedule changed this year, and where I formerly only had a maximum of 30 students who would read a novel at one time, I now have 64. This means that we need … More Every Little Bit Helps!
I have an article published on The Edvocate on using Twitter in the classroom called “The Power of 140 Characters.” While you’re there, check out the rest of the site. This is a great site for finding out what’s going on in the field of education right now and getting new ideas.
Is Teaching really a Profession? A topic dear to my heart that I have read much about lately is whether or not teaching is an actual profession. As I began my research for writing this post, I discovered that part of the problem is that there is no clear consensus on what exactly denotes a … More Doctors and Lawyers and … Teachers?
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 may not be completely enamored with Twitter, but the more I use it, the more I like it. I find that since my students are naturally receptive to this format, my use of it enhances my ability to connect with them. I’ve been using Twitter with my classes for six weeks now, and … More Twitterpated
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!
Until I started working with Twitter, I had only been aware of the pointless, vapid side of the social media network: updates about every celebrity faux pas, pointless inside jokes, jokes that aren’t funny, or 140-character feuds that are funny. With the growing push to include technology into instruction, however, I decided to give the … More Go, Bird, Go!
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