Monthly Archives: December 2011

What can 6th Graders do about Human Trafficking? #endslavery

Last Thursday I got to go back to the classroom, this time to teach sixth graders about human trafficking.  (Keep in mind that my last fourteen years as an educator have been spent in K-2 classrooms.)  Our sixth grade teachers … Continue reading

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The whys and hows of collaboration

Collaboration: n. 1. The act of working together; united labor.                                            2. The act of willingly cooperating with an enemy … Continue reading

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Holiday hustle

One meeting at 9:30 (that lasted until 12:30), and another at 3:30.  Tomorrow: meeting at 7:45, leave for North Webster at 11:15, back for meeting at 3:30.  Thursday: present at our intermediate school all morning, then back to elementary for … Continue reading

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Technology take-off

Wow…in the past two weeks I have done more technologically-speaking than in my last five years.  As a second-grade teacher, I never felt like I had extra time to “explore the world of technology”.  As a new curriculum director, however, … Continue reading

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Slowing down to move forward

For the past 11 years, I have had the privilege of teaching in a small-town school district.  I taught second grade with a wonderful team of teachers who listened to and shared best practices.  Then, at the end of last … Continue reading

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