Teacher Talk 005: 3 Things I Want My Students to Know

Tonight I came across a print on Pinterest that embodies three of the things I want my students to leave my class knowing at the end of a semester. There are many lessons I wish I could teach my students and it never feels like there is enough time. Focusing on these three things helps […]

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My Students’ Perspective on the Baltimore Riots

Today my Honors class discussed the Baltimore riots and the escalating racial tensions in the United States. And let me tell you– It. Was. Awesome. Not everyone agreed with one another, but it was still a really great open forum to discuss the changing climate in our country.

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Teacher Talk 004: Good Reads?

Happy Tuesday! My brain is filled with all kinds of topics to cover today, but I thought I would take a moment to discuss a new reading initiative we are implementing at our school this week and how it will impact the community.

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Teacher Talk 003: 8 Things I Wish I Knew as a First Year

There are so many things a college education doesn’t teach you about becoming a teacher. I had a college professor who told me I just wouldn’t know what it was like until I got here. He said all of my preconceived notions would die. Boy, was he right.

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Teacher Talk 002: A Tech Tool for Rubrics (!)

Today I want to share one of my favorite new technology tools that I have recently  experimented with regarding rubrics in my classroom. It helps ease my grading woes and eliminates my need for paper rubrics. Awesome, right?

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Teacher Talk 001: Homework Blues

Homework. The type. The amount. The frequency. The time spent. Every teacher handles it differently. I am a firm believer that every class, every teacher, every situation is unique. There is not a single solution for all classrooms. But there is a need for balance.

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Taking Stock.

It’s been a while since I have posted. There have been plenty of days I’ve thought about it, and known exactly what I wanted to write, but I just haven’t gotten to it. There have also been days when I’ve had the time to write but had no idea what to say. I came across […]

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