Education Dare Day
amiteachingyet: gjmueller: girlcanteach asks: When was the last time you cried in class? Every time I try and read Love You Forever. Every. Dang. Time. When I read Our Mother’s House by Patricia Polacco
Believe: Things I'm Very Tired Of: →
vwalker: People who don’t respond to emails promptly People who respond to one email, but not the earlier, more important email. People who don’t respond to emails period. People who don’t do their paperwork. When unfinished paperwork becomes my job. People who get to do less work because they’ve… Things You Obviously Copied from my Life: People who don’t respond to emails...
EDD: What are your favorite activities to do on...
mixedupdays: gjmueller: takenbythesky wonders: As in, how do I avoid the free-for-all that my coworkers are okay with? End of the Year Jeopardy! I create categories about the staff, school events we’ve had, major books we’ve read, field trips, and about the students themselves (plus a “challenge” category). It’s so much fun, and I stop the game often so we can share memories or give...
EDD: What are you most looking forward to with the...
Time - to deep clean and organize my house - to sit on my deck and read all the fiction and all the teacher books I want - to sit - to sleep - to experiment with new recipes - to visit with friends - to watch movies
Blog | edshelf: Google announces Google Play for... →
edshelf: Photo by AnandTech I just tuned into the Google I/O event after a friend mentioned one of their latest announcements, Google Play for Education. This is awesome. You are probably not surprised to hear this from a co-founder of a directory of curated tools for educators. I know how… for reference later
Fun conversation in a grade 4 classroom today. I was on supervision duty during lunch, and projected onto the Smart board was an ad for women’s shoes, showing a high heel pink type thing. The classroom teacher, who is male, made a comment to a male student “yes, those are my favourite, going to buy them after school” . Now I’ve heard from others that this teacher has made...
REBLOG IF I CAN WRITE TO YOU AND SIMPLY START A...
theimprobablefiction: positivelypersistentteach: If my fan mail box is working. Ohhh, me too! I love new tumblr friends. :) this would be awesome
Has anyone else noticed...
heymissat: that at this point in the school year all your supplies seem to be breaking, broken, or missing? Part of me is grateful things have lasted this long. The other part of me is frustrated because kids seem to have no respect for things that don’t belong to them. And everything has that used up grimy feeling.
Books, Anxiety, and Once Upon a Time: Lit Blind... →
fortheoswindearie: I stayed up practically all night reading A Handmaid’s Tale. It was one of those books that you just couldn’t put down until you knew what had happened to all the characters. I felt like if I put the book down and tried to sleep, I would lie awake all night thinking about their fates which… So glad you liked it.
Different Mother's Days
I’ve been someone’s parent for 28 years. That’s more than half of my life. And I’ve been thinking about the different things I’ve done on Mother’s Day in the past. Today was a good example of difference. My son D was home for the weekend. I didn’t give birth to him, and I have no legal right to call him son, but I do. He became my foster son when he was...
Math Education: Making Math Fun for Kids -- and... →
mathedblog: WATERLOO — As a working parent, Heather Berry isn’t always aware of what her young boys are learning in the classroom. Sure, she asks them and teachers keep her up-to-date with notes in planners and school-based websites. But the Waterloo parent, a teacher herself at a local high school, wanted…
Ms. López in the Art Room →
Autobiography maps. Cool idea.
Finished the trilogy by Patrick Ness: The Knife That Never Ends The Ask and The Answer Monsters and Men
How I feel about teaching today:
hithertokt: And so we beat on….
Raine Maida - Montreal (Lyric Video) →
Lyric Music Video for “Montreal” from the forthcoming album “We All Get Lighter” (03/26/13) Download “Montreal” on Feb 8th at iTunes Canada / US - Feb 12th h… Great song.
Miss B Tales: Book help, please! →
missbtales: Okay tumblr teachers, I need some advice. I need to find a 6th-grade-appropriate book to replace my current historical fiction book, which is BORING. Any kind of genre fiction would be just fine (Western, science, mystery, whatever). The main issue is that my students are already avid readers, so… So B It by Sarah Weeks is an interesting story about a girl who is raised by...
Riddle me this.
What do 8:00, 7:00 and 7:30 have in common?
i In view of the fading animals the proliferation of sewers and fears the...– Margaret Atwood, “They are hostile nations” (via growing-orbits) Always reblog Margaret Atwood.
It’s not going to be pretty.
Written in the Kitchen Sink: sociolab: Do you ever... →
sociolab: Do you ever think about the fact that the US has created and legitimized a system of institutionalized inequality by funding schools through property taxes? That basically a child’s education is only as good as the value of the property in their neighborhood. Funny how education is… This is one of the reasons that our school boards are no longer allowed to raise funds through...
teachingtoday: hisnamewasbeanni: mrsjdr: adiemtocarpe: thinkbrit: positivelypersistentteach: teachingtoday: Today wore me out. Hard. Oh good, so it wasn’t just me? The saddest part for me is that today was a “teacher work day”. Let’s just say there’s a reason I prefer working with kids. Grrargh. I would have replied to this earlier but I was unconscious. And then...
Thinking Math-ishly: Amy Lin at... →
Amy Lin loves math, is passionate about teaching math and has seen how children’s fear of being wrong in math has crushed their spirits. Amy talks about the … What do you think?
Children as Caregivers
http://www.learningwithdonna.com/2013/04/children-as-caregivers.html Read the article about for ideas about supporting our students who are caregivers in their families.
Finally watched The Silver Linings Playbook.
adiemtocarpe: I enjoyed it even less than the novel. I wasn’t a fan either.
Today I took 2 students, grades 6 and 7 to a conference organized by my school board, for students who are gifted. The kids chose their workshops and went to one in the morning, and one in the afternoon, with a short 30 min keynote speaker in between. It took place on a university campus in a nearby town, and all of the workshop leaders were teacher education students from that university. The...
Last night after school, I had a meeting with the parents of a very challenging child. This child is diagnosed with autism and anxiety and OCD. He has a full time Educational Assistant and spends his entire day in our Learning Centre despite efforts to have him join classes for different lessons. He is very manipulative and extremely explosive. I tell you this as background so you understand what...
Who was the first person (outside your family) you...
adiemtocarpe: Who was the most recent? (Diem is lonely waiting for the boy to drive the 2 hours home, and drinking wine. Let’s do this.) I don’t remember who I said ” I love you” to the first time - maybe other than my mom and dad. The most recent would be my hubbie, or kids. There is a lot of daily “I love you” going on in our home.
tomesaway replied to your post: I think the kids will forget who I am. They won’t forget, but this schedule makes me breathless. What’s the focus of the giftedconference? The overall theme has to do with First Nation and Aboriginal teachings. The kids get to choose from 10 different workshop sessions. They get to do two.
I think the kids will forget who I am.
This week was crazy. I was away Monday afternoon, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning, and will be gone all day tomorrow. The three half days were PD or meetings or training. Tomorrow I am taking 2 kids to a gifted conference. As if that wasn’t bad enough, for the next 14 days I will be either in a meeting, or running PD, or at PD at least half of every day. That means that I have a supply...
Littlest Wampum: There is No Reason We Should Be... →
positivelypersistentteach: littlestwampum: One of the things I have taken on this year is planning several (hopefully) engaging professional development sessions for fellow history teachers. My goal is to give my peers road-tested strategies they can feel confident using the very next day. In the fall I led a PD on building … This sounds awesome! Anyone else providing PD for co-workers? ...
Butterflies Are Free: On being a teacher →
wincherella: There have been a lot of posts lately on being a teacher and what it means to many of us. The late nights at school, bringing home grading, lesson planning on your own time as well as during preps, extra curricular activities, professional development etc. I could go on but we all know what I… Nicely said Winchie.
pablophonic: postsfromthemrs: This just came...
Last week I spent 3 days with a group of incredible professionals. These teachers have been engaging in action research since August. Last week was the opportunity for everyone to present their research to the whole group. I have been mentoring a group of 5 teachers and they did an incredible job. It’s really inspiring to see teachers who are so excited about teaching.