Tag Archives: Reflection

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to a 1:1 Classroom* (Lessons Learned from Year 1)

As I was watching The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy on the way to New York City on Sunday, I came across this piece of dialogue: Mr. Prosser: This bypass has got to be built and it’s going to be … Continue reading

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My Season Finale: The Ending of the School Year as a TV Show

If the closing of my first year school year was a season finale what would it be like? This thought popped in my head during my morning run as I was anticipating receiving my contract for the upcoming year. Here … Continue reading

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I’m No Guitar Hero and I’m Okay with That (Now)

I keep it in the back of my basement so I don’t have to see it when I do laundry, but I know it’s there. It’s neck peaks out of a box of my old college stuff (the box of … Continue reading

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Teacher Trading Cards: Make Your Own!

Last week, I posted about teachers having Teacher Trading Cards as a means to connect with students, parents, colleagues, and learning networks. Also, collecting them all could become a great new pastime. Many people have contacted me for a template to … Continue reading

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Why I Teach: The Importance of Teachers and the Zombie Apocalypse

Part of my inspiration for being a teacher is that I believe I can stave off the Zombie Apocalypse (or Zombocalypse as a friend offered). Not single-handedly, mind you. My occasional delusions of grandeur are never quite so grand. I … Continue reading

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My Idea: Making Teacher Prep More Like Scrubs

Imagine if Teacher Prep programs were more like the hit TV Show Scrubs! While I have been accused of having ridiculous fantasies, I actually think this idea has some merit. I mean, doctors have “Teaching Hospitals” (as seen on ER, … Continue reading

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Connecting Lessons to Common Core: A Missed Opportunity

In a few weeks, I am sitting down with my Social Studies department to discuss the Common Core standards for History/Social Studies and identify lessons and activities that meet them. The idea of this meeting really excites me because I … Continue reading

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