President Obama introduces massive new Master...
impuretale: stfuconservatives: shortformblog: $1 billion to boost students’ math and science performances source » The money will finance drastically increased salaries for Corps-selected teachers — with each set to receive a $20,000 pay raise — and would require participating teachers to commit to program participation for a multi-year period. Over $100 million in funding will be set aside...
Hitherto Unexplored.: DC-area Education Meet-up! →
hithertokat: H’ok folks, here is what I am thinking: The most centrally central place I can think of (based off the cities mentioned), that still has access by metro/amtrak, that has good restaurants for meeting-up, and that I feel confident enough about the area to help direct lost travelers is Silver… I’ll be there!!
Positively Persistent Teach: I've gained a whole... →
positivelypersistentteach: including my foot injury and the years it took to finally have surgery and then the healing process, poly-cystic ovarian syndrome which makes me insulin resistant (and therefore rapidly gain weight, but have a difficult time losing it even when eating healthy), not always eating the best, and not… It’s as if I wrote this post myself! My PCOS was well...
teachinglearning: edunewbie: girlwithalessonplan: shapefutures: monasequeda: allisonunsupervised: populationpensive: teachinglearning: Ta-da! This is a my new classroom management consequence ladder tracking chart that I’m going to implement this year for my 8th graders! I’m adapting to it because one big problem that I ran into in my classroom management last year was that my...
How many of you are using Pinterest to save...
Just started this month! Wish I started sooner. I tend to use it as a visual bookmark list.
“I’m a registered Republican. I only seem liberal because I believe hurricanes are caused by high barometric pressure, not gay marriage.” -Will McAvoy, main character on The Newsroom Not sure in what context this line was said, as I do not watch the show, but for the record: Hurricanes are low pressure systems.
Positively Persistent Teach: Newsweek reblogged my... →
positivelypersistentteach: I hope people can make donations. I don’t want to get Sal’s hopes up when I tell him these things, but I also know it is important for him to see how many people are behind him even if they can’t afford to financially. Small ones will so matter in this strive to raise the funds. The exposure means…
Got to Teach Today!
Spent the day at the pool with five kids all under 10. That was a first. Also a first was teaching my 7 year old niece how to dive. She does swim team and needed to improve her starts. It’s great because I can’t technically swim. Not as in I’ll drown, rather I can’t do the different strokes. Not even freestyle.
Teacher Dare Day Question:
What’s the easiest/best method you have found for communicating with parents? For example, most of my 160 students have two parents, both with email addresses. It would take me forever to create an email group on Outlook, so I need some other method of organizing those emails for mass mailing of class updates, and mailing individuals for progress reports. How do you handle it?
Today is an official Teacher Dare Day.
teamteachers: Please reblog so everyone knows. Teacher Dare Day Rules can be found on the link at the top of the Team Teachers page.
The Moving is (Almost) Complete!
Everything from the apartment has been moved out. It’s as clean as it’s going to get, now we need to wait for the end of the month to turn in our keys. Things at the new place are surprisingly organized, though we still have plenty to do. And a few furniture items that might not fit. Fingers crossed that the cable company gets us Internet this week!!
I've lost all concept of time:
ohmuffins: I playfully try to convince a boy to stay up and talk to me. In mid-whine, I realize it’s actually Sunday night. I realize that Sunday is the day before Monday. I realize that Sunday night means some people still have to get up and work on Monday morning. I instantly feel like a jerk and apologize to a boy. #summerproblemsforteachers Forgetting what day it is during summer...
MD/DC/VA(/PA?) #Education meet-up?
hithertokat: I’m totally free one week from today on Sunday the 22nd (although I could make the 21st work too if that’s better). Anyone up to meet in the suburbs of DC for lunch? Reblog and/or message me with your starting point and I’ll try to identify a central location where this could take place! Not 100% sure yet if the date works (still planning day by day due to all the moving), but...
Positively Persistent Teach: A Request to Share... →
diaryofafyt: Fellow teachers, I received an email (see below) requesting assistance with examples of classroom forms (i.e. expectations, late work policy, syllabus, and so forth.) I would be grateful for your input and expertise and think the #education community could certainly benefit….
gjmueller: Can the burgeoning world of online teacher training improve public education? “It’s kind of like the Wild West,” Leavitt, who worked in California’s public schools for 32 years and has taught in-person teacher training courses, said in an interview after the course ended. “We’re at the beginning of online instruction.” At a time when brick-and-mortar teacher training programs are...
Dearest Tumblr, I've never come to you with a... →
positivelypersistentteach: I have known Sal Pulito since I was in the third grade. His sister, Aurora, has been best friends with my sister since they were in Kindergarten. Sal was born with Pulmonary Atresia, which means that there is a lack of blood flow to his lungs. It has become a life and death situation for him. Sal is one of the most kind-hearted people I have ever met. He is...
Literature Review: Done
I wrote a formal literature review for my research methods grad course. It covered inquiry-based learning in relation to standardized test scores, and ended with the question of how to best measure inquiry skills (since standardized tests just don’t cut it). Research writing is not a style I enjoy, and I don’t feel very skilled at it, BUT… The only points deducted were for...
Moving from your parent's house: Post-Grad Edition
texasfirstyearteacher: I’ve been packing for our move for a few hours now…3 moving boxes full of books (I kind of underestimated how many books I own) and 14 large trash bags with the clothes I hang in my closet. This does not include the clothes I fold and store in my over-stuffed dresser, which I have yet to pack. We move in 2 days. Gulp. P.S. Any and all helpful moving tips are welcomed!...