Category Archives: Adventures in teaching

Leading horses to water…

I will be accountable for my lesson plans. I will be accountable for my instruction. I will be accountable for creating differentiation to the best of my ability. I will be accountable for the safety and well-being of my students … Continue reading

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Please don’t hug me…

In the wake of Friday’s tragedy in Connecticut, there have been a number of Internet posts and Facebook groups popping up, suggesting that Monday should be “Hug A Teacher Day,” or something of that sort. It’s to show appreciation for … Continue reading

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Basic Math

My average class has 35 students. My school’s largest laptop cart has 32 computers. Do you see the problem? There has been intense debate about whether or not class size is directly related to student achievement. The data is just … Continue reading

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A facelift and a bit of insight…

I’ve been tired of my WordPress theme for a while. It’s not that it was bad; it just got old, so I’ve changed it to something a little more “me.” (: I’m also making it a point to post more … Continue reading

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To tweet, or not to tweet…

…that is the 28 character question. I take pride in the fact that I generally wait until the latest digital fad has tumbled from the apex of its popularity down into the “no longer hip, and almost not even relevant” … Continue reading

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A Civilized Discourse on Human Wind: Combating Rigor with Fart Humor

Story time, boys and girls… So the Common Core standards are bearing down on the Georgia state Language Arts curriculum for next year, and one of the primary focuses (foci?) of the new standards is introducing more “rigor” in literary … Continue reading

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What I didn’t do on my summer vacation…

My school district just wrapped up its first week of classes, and I’m happy to report that my first real year of teaching has started off very well. Normally, the first couple of days of school are reserved for those … Continue reading

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