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Stepping off the Ledge: A Leap of Faith

True Confessions:  I’m a bit of a control freak.  Aren’t most teachers?  Traditionally we have our classroom, our schedule, our curriculum, our students to organize and plan for, as well as the responsibility to successfully execute those plans.  So my … Continue reading

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LearnBop: Finding a Needle in a Haystack

Teachers are a funny bunch.  We are passionate, driven, and responsive-continually evolving our ideas, lessons, and practices to best reach our ever-changing student body.  So why is it that when confronted with new technologies-to help us better meet our students … Continue reading

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Smile for the Camera!

Have you ever noticed that teachers are often are compared to professional athletes? Why, I ask myself?  Is it the perceived seasonal sense of the work?  Is it the need to appeal to the masses?  Is it the fickle nature … Continue reading

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Don’t Underestimate the Power of Communication

This week will bring the school year to a close, and raise the age old question…did we have an impact?  What mark did we leave? On Saturday, an interaction with a parent really emphasized for me the ‘six degrees of … Continue reading

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Is There an ‘App’ for That?

Although I like to think of myself as progressive (don’t we all), it sets me aback when I come across someone’s thoughts or contribution that outright level me.  Well I came across one last night.  Navigating the ‘apps’ of today … Continue reading

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Navigating those Learning Curves

Sometimes as teachers in the classroom, who learned our material or to read and write decades ago, we forget the frustration and challenge of learning something new.  Yesterday, however, I was confronted with a steep and challenging learning curve and … Continue reading

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