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Synergy *almost* works!

Edupoint has made a lot of updates to its Synergy software that (almost) make it functional! Here is a quick tribute to their “improvements” with some visuals to show how they *almost* worked.

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Absent-Minded School Districts

So I read an article about a school in Texas giving a kindergarten student detention for being late to school. Outrageous, right? I mean, who gives a six-year-old detention for being late to school? At that age, I was still … Continue reading

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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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Seriously, no one saw how ironic this was?

I love irony in education… For example, how Lexile scores should be used to differentiate texts for all learning levels…and then everyone should take the same reading test. Or how suspension is a terrible deterrent for bad behavior, and actually … Continue reading

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Near an operator sighs a steer: Generating critical thought with nonsense

I love playing with the syntax and semantics of nonsense. As it turns out, most students get a kick out of it, too. These activities will definitely engage your students and make them think.

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