I began thinking about punishment when I was notified yesterday that one of my students would need some work to do as he served in school suspension for two days. I quickly grabbed an article, wrote down some questions and prompts for him and walked down to the ISS room. I'm assuming most ISS roomsRead More
Our internet was out at school today (it's okay, it came back on around lunchtime) and it gave me a chance to slow down a little bit during my plan period to re-arrange my thoughts and take a few deep breaths. I met Jeff Utecht at a conference last March and at his workshop, heRead More
Today I finally had the chance to get my students their blogs. After weeks of trial and error getting the site to work and email after email with IT people to allow my blog through the network, they were finally ready to go today. A little about my blogs. I had decided from the startRead More
Today during my plan period I happened to see a tweet from @ThalesDream about today's Diane Rehm Show being focused on charter schools and education reform. I like the show and I feel like most of the time, it is balanced and includes many experts and good commentary. Not today. I was (I hope) one ofRead More
I've heard a lot of information in the last week, especially since moving to a new district. They had district-wide staff training for those of us that are new to the district. The meetings were fine, and the district really has a mindset to lead the state in utilizing and implementing 21st century learning techniques.Read More
I got a tweet from Dan this morning: "Good news! @bennettscience @tebotweets @missscott CitPat letting me run full version of my article online. Only print has to be <500 words." It looks like the article should be online soon. I'll post a link when its up.
Today's post is actually from Dan Spencer, a technology coordinator in Michigan. Dan was recently asked to write an article for a local newspaper about student literacy in the digital age. Dan was kind enough to let me post this on my blog as well because it is that good. This is longer than whatRead More