With the worldwide web literally at students’ fingertips, it would be easy to assume that they can find out anything they need any time. While this is technically true, it’s also a case of being spoiled for choice. The abundance of options make it difficult for students to know where to turn. For every reliable … More The World is Too Much With Us
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
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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…
Tennessee legislators have once again thrust a new curriculum at teachers who will be evaluated by how well they prepare students using these new TNReady standards. The Sevier County School District where I teach is amazingly supportive of teachers and always looking for ways to help teachers to meet the challenges of teaching our students. … More Best. Inservice. Ever.
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
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
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Too Big To Fail.” Tell us about something you would attempt if you were guaranteed not to fail (and tell us why you haven’t tried it yet). I’ve had a dream ever since I can remember: I don’t know when I first felt the pull of the stage, … More If I Could Make it There…
I completed this post as an assignment for my Blogging 101 course. As part of the assignment to make it fit my content, I explored this as my students experience a writing prompt. I clicked, I saw, I wrote. … More Hold on Just a Minute!