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Too much PD?

Is there a thing as too much professional development? Be prepared for an excessive number of comparisons to professional development. If a comedian only told one series of jokes, the audience would stop laughing  and stop paying attention. If an … Continue reading

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The Truth

I love teaching middle school, that much has remained the same. Since I was offered the chance to switch from Spanish (an encore class) to Social Studies (a core class), people have asked which is easier. Both sides feel like … Continue reading

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Learning Opportunity

My professional life has come full circle. In July 2009, I took LTMS600 and loved every minute and every lesson learned. I created my blog after learning about blogging and seeing the potential for public reflection and connection. Since I … Continue reading

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Why Teachers Like Me Support Unions

I have read many of the posts by teaching colleagues across the country for EDUSolidarity day. I was inspired to jot down my opinion. This is not a diatribe against the pessimists, but a honest reflection of my life as … Continue reading

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Bad Teacher

I just saw the preview for Bad Teacher – a movie that will come out this summer with Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Jason Segal and another bunch of equally funny people. I’m basing my judgment on a two minute preview, … Continue reading

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TechSavvy

Proof of my tech savvy nature: It was a quick quiz for anyone who is interested in seeing where they rank for technical expertise.

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Thinking Outside the Ream

One of my personal goals for this year was to make my classroom as paperless as possible. I was extremely successful in cutting down the use of paper. I did print out vocabulary lists for the students, but they used … Continue reading

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