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SKYPE in the classroom

Started Mar 23, 2011 0 Replies

I met a 5th grade teacher who is willing to collaborate with my class using SKYPE. We Skyped tonight to introduce ourselves, and to try to come up with ideas we can do with our classes. She's never…Continue

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"Just" a Teacher?: The Perception of our Profession!

Posted on July 6, 2013 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

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As I prepared dinner the other night, my son and I talked. Somehow, our conversation turned to my level of intelligence. In order to prove my point, I shared with him that I was enrolled in gifted programs all my life, in fact, I had even skipped a grade. 



He laughed…

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I'm Not That Super Teacher: When Teaching Takes Its Toll!

Posted on January 29, 2013 at 7:48pm 3 Comments

My eyes are burning.

My blood pressure is high for the first time in 53 years.

My doctor swears that I have mild arthritis in my knees.



"Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound"



Nope, not me, I'm not that Super Teacher. 

I…

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What About Me, Mrs. M?:He's Not the Child He Could Have Been!

Posted on January 15, 2013 at 7:56pm 1 Comment

After a trying morning with one of my students, I approached his desk. In a quiet voice, I let him know that I was disappointed in the behavior he had been exhibiting. At least I thought I was being quiet. I forgot that my students can hear everything I say when I am NOT talking to…

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#Why I Don't Use Technology: Anti-Tech Teachers Lament Has No Standing!

Posted on September 25, 2012 at 10:15pm 0 Comments





The conversation went something like this:

Teacher: Do you know he suggested using Tagxedo at Reading Night?

Me: What a wonderful idea!

Teacher: I don't see why they want to use technology. (said with disdain)

Me: Why not? The kids and parents would have a…

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