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Lisa Mims's Blog – May 2011 Archive (3)

As a Teacher, Isn't it Wonderful When...

students worry whether you’ll still come in, after you take off from work in the morning?



the way they greet you excitedly when you finally arrive?…



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Added by Lisa Mims on May 30, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Open Letter to President Obama:This is What Standardized Testing " Looks" Like!

Dear President Obama,



Today was the first day of Round 3 of standardized testing in the state of Delaware. The test is administered online, and the students get their scores immediately. It covers everything we learned in the 5th grade, even though we have not finished the school year.



Let me begin with my morning. I attended a union meeting where I am told the state of Delaware has decided that they will decide whether I am a good teacher according to how well my…

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Added by Lisa Mims on May 18, 2011 at 8:00pm — No Comments

"Integrating Technology in the Classroom!"

I gave a workshop the other day called "Wonderful Websites." The workshop was voluntary, and about 20 teachers attended, which is a lot in my small school. They thanked me profusely after I shared some tech tools and resources I use in my classroom.

It…

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Added by Lisa Mims on May 8, 2011 at 7:38pm — 3 Comments

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