Teachers as Entertainers

“A good teacher, like a good entertainer, first must hold his audience’s attention, then he can teach his lesson.” – John Henrick Clarke I’ll be honest, I taught a disaster lesson in 5th grade. It’s a notoriously tough class, but I was ready (or so I thought). Well, turns out I wasn’t! Half way through … Continue reading

“Reading gives us a place to go…”

Reading gives us a place to go when we have to stay where we are. – Mason Cooley Some Friday inspiration! 🙂 Enjoy your weekend.  Relax with a good book. Photocred: @the-shadow-lands

Clicks, Links, + Tweets

February vacation is almost over for us Bay Staters!  Although many of us might be dreading heading back to school on Monday, it will be good to get back into routine.  Before you do, check out what I’ve been doing on the lovely Internet this week.  Happy clicking! + Tech Tuesday spotlighted Math Champ Challenge, a Common … Continue reading

“Here’s to the crazy ones…”

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t … Continue reading

101 Things I Learned from Student Teaching, Part IV

Here is the conclusion of “101 Things I Learned from Student Teaching.”  Take notes, student teachers.  I just finished up student teaching and think my list will help you mentally prepare for the semester.  Check out part I, part II, and part III.  It goes by so quickly, even though some weeks you’ll be counting down the … Continue reading

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