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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!

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 and said, “If you’re so smart, how come you’re just a teacher?” " Just a teacher?”, I thought. I was flabbergasted! Yet, at the same time, my mind raced, questioning my chosen occupation. An occupation I had loved for 26 years. He…See More
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"Just" a Teacher?: The Perception of our Profession!

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 and said, “If you’re so smart, how come you’re just a teacher?” " Just a teacher?”, I thought. I was flabbergasted! Yet, at the same time, my mind raced, questioning my chosen occupation. An occupation I had loved for 26 years. He…See More
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Dorothy Hastings commented on Lisa Mims's blog post I'm Not That Super Teacher: When Teaching Takes Its Toll!
"Hey Lori, you are Great teacher! The only thing required is make appropriate schedule, plan time, and have thoughtful implementation.  It’s time to look up your classroom role and responsibility.  Hope will have great hearing from…"
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Lisa Mims commented on Lisa Mims's blog post I'm Not That Super Teacher: When Teaching Takes Its Toll!
"Thank you Lori, that is so true!:)"
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Lori Ann Gibson commented on Lisa Mims's blog post I'm Not That Super Teacher: When Teaching Takes Its Toll!
"I notice you mention nothing about your heart, which much truly be in great shape.  After all we exercise it the most in the teaching profession! Keep going because our students need great, dedicated teacher just like you are!"
Jan 31, 2013
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I'm Not That Super Teacher: When Teaching Takes Its Toll!

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 think it's all getting to me.No, I am not quitting. Withstanding all the crap stuff that comes with the job, I still love teaching.But, I wonder...Do my eyes burn from all the paperwork I have to fill out?…See More
Jan 29, 2013
Tabitha Fulks commented on Lisa Mims's blog post What About Me, Mrs. M?:He's Not the Child He Could Have Been!
"As a teacher, I've always hated to hear from other teachers how terrible a child's behavior is/was in their classroom.  I try not to listen to anything negative about a student before I get to know them myself.  If a child comes…"
Jan 29, 2013
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What About Me, Mrs. M?:He's Not the Child He Could Have Been!

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 them.One of the boys in my class leaned over to me and said, "What about me, Mrs.M? What about me?", I smiled inwardly.…See More
Jan 15, 2013
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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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