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How I Found a Job: Episode 4 ~ Tales from the Road

While applying for a teaching job a few years ago, I posted a few notes on Facebook about the experience. I wrote them in an attempt to keep my sanity and sense of humor while facing a series of setbacks. … Continue reading

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How I Found a Job: Epsode 3 ~ Advice from Mom

While applying for a teaching job a few years ago, I posted a few notes on Facebook about the experience. I wrote them in an attempt to keep my sanity and sense of humor while facing a series of setbacks. … Continue reading

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How I Found a Job: Episode 2 “A Highly Qualified Applicant”

While applying for a teaching job a few years ago, I posted a few notes on Facebook about the experience. I wrote them in an attempt to keep my sanity and sense of humor while facing a series of setbacks. … Continue reading

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#MaycombProbs: Building Community Through Twitter

Last Friday morning, my department head Ben Lally sent out the following tweet (Note: I could not find the original so here is my retweet). RT @MisterLally: When you want to leave gum & toys for the neighborhood kids, but … Continue reading

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How I Found a Job: Episode 1 ~ Unhumble Beginnings

While applying for a teaching job a few years ago, I posted a few notes on Facebook about the experience. I wrote them in an attempt to keep my sanity and sense of humor while facing a series of setbacks. … Continue reading

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Call to Action! Social Media in the Classroom

Friends, Romans, PLN, lend me your ears/eyes! On Saturday, Andy Marcinek and I led a discussion on the use of Social Media in the Classroom at EdCamp Boston. Andy masterfully worked the room giving reasons and examples as to why … Continue reading

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Klout, Parenting, and Expectations: The Four Stages of an Unwarranted +K-ing

Last week, I was greeted early one morning with the news that I was influential on Parenting. Klout sent an e-mail to congratulate me on this impressive accomplishment. I felt a bit caught off-guard to handle the news for two … Continue reading

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Close Reading and the Magic Eye – A quick thought

After researching close reading strategies for a lesson that I want to do sometime in the next few weeks, I had an epiphany of sorts while running past my eye doctor’s office. Last fall, I spent hours upon hours waiting … Continue reading

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Connecting Lessons to Common Core: Nationalistic Travel Brochures

For the past few weeks, I have been reflecting upon my past lessons and adapting them to the Common Core Standards for History/Social Studies. It has been a great exercise and has allowed me to reexamine the purpose of my … Continue reading

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Connecting Lessons to Common Core: Star Wars Episode V.V: The Empire Strikes Endor

<Imaginary scrolling text begins> A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…. COMMON CORE Episode V.V The Empire Strikes Endor It is the end of your lesson on the the five motives behind imperialism.  The students have analyzed … Continue reading

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