This school year’s body isn’t cold yet and I’m ready to start an autopsy. So much to say about this year! Off the bat, this year was very, very challenging. There were the usual challenges, yes. There were a lot of others as well that no one saw coming. There were some unique behaviors that really … Continue reading Let’s go ahead and talk about this 2014-2015 school year
I’ve had a little time this Summer to think about what I’m going to do next school year to really bring change in my class. I could really enjoy the rest of the time off and relax. But I chose to spend a little time thinking about the next school year. Here are some things … Continue reading Summer is for reflecting
Been thinking of different ways to call on kids so that I’m not always calling on the “hand raised high cause I have no clue what the answer is” crowd. Some kids are going to lay low. Especially if you immediately tell them their answers are wrong! Know that student isn’t going to put themselves … Continue reading Unique ways to call on kids to enter discussion
Bet you can’t guess what my girls got me for Father’s day. 1 guess. Wow, you’re pretty good. Got any good stock tips you want to share? I enjoy this time of year. Mother’s day last month now a celebration of dads. My girls have so much fun. When we factor in that this how … Continue reading Happy Father’s day
Is there a school out there that does an end of the year survey of what worked, what didn’t and what certainly doesn’t need to happen again? There has to be some value to hearing what the staff thought about the last 170 or so days. Deep down inside I fear it would become a gripe session … Continue reading 2013-14 School year. The Good. The Bad. The Ugly.
I like this time of year, December-February. I enjoy planning, thinking and setting goals for the year. I always set aside time during this season to just think, dream and plan. 5 out of 7 years I set and accomplish the goals I set. This year I'm going BIG. I'm going to accomplish 100% of … Continue reading No goals left behind
I've been having a ball during this College Road Trip week. My only goal is; to make college sound like an obtainable goal. I know it's a long shot and most of my kids have a rough time thinking past next week. But if there was hope for me, I can at least … Continue reading College road trip week