In education there are good years, and there are less good years. For me, this is a year that has been moving in a positive direction, but still wouldn't be listed as a "good year." And that's ok. I'm not complaining about it, I'm dealing with it and focusing on the positives I see daily. … Continue reading “My expectation is…” the cure (at least for today) for my chatty class
I must start off by saying, I’m not a graphic novel reader. In the past year I’ve read (or listened to) close to 60 books, and only two have been graphic novels. It’s not that I don’t find them useful, they just aren’t my thing. One of the graphic novels I read was Illegal by … Continue reading Graphic Novels & Author Visits – a huge win for my students
It’s August. Everywhere you look on education blogs or edu-Twitter, there are posts about going back to school. I know - I’ve written my fair share of them. Last year I wrote about using centers for the first day of school and this year I wrote about relationships mattering more than content. But as you … Continue reading How will you tell your students about YOU?
The #worldgeochat LOVES when we have the opportunity for guest hosts to come by on a Tuesday night and run the show. It gives us a chance to step back and really dig into the Twitter feed and engage with all the awesomeness that transpires. The only problem I have is that I often fall … Continue reading Recap: @Newsela hosts #worldgeochat Oct 10, 2017
It's a Sunday afternoon. You're driving home from wherever and you see a sign that says, "Open House." You follow the sign to the house. It's a house that looks amazing from the outside, so you decide that you might as well take the 15 minutes and wander through. As you walk in you see … Continue reading Teachers, you are in the sales business
As I write this, I'm two weeks into Summer, and have finally gotten into full Summer mode. I'm sitting on the deck with an ice tea typing away on a Sunday afternoon. Like so many other teachers, Summer is a chance to read. During the school year I rarely have time to read between school … Continue reading The Bitter Side of Sweet
Since we began this endeavor, we've heard about a lot of blogs from people in the worldgeochat community. The table below doesn't begin to list all the blogs that have been referenced over the last 2 1/2 years of worldgeochat, but just the ones from this week! Who? Blog Address @worldgeochat (Jen, Sam, Pete, … Continue reading Worldgeochat… a community of bloggers!