Category Archives: thoughts

THAT child

I read this blog post a couple of years ago  when it was first written.  I understood it then from a teachers’ point of view. Today it was shared with me again and I realized I have a whole new … Continue reading

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This is Not a Political Post

I’m voting tonight. Voting early. Only by a week. But early still.  I’m ready. Well, at least I thought I was ready.  I began studying the issues, initiatives – there are 17 on our state’s ballot this year – a … Continue reading

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Learning in Public

I got to have a long-breakfast-lunch-time with a treasured colleague who’s become a heart friend last week. Thanks to a once in a blue moon Wednesday holiday from school, he – from the East Coast – Brooklyn – and me from … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about Pokemon Go!

Educators are always looking for an in. Here are a few reasons we need to know something about Pokemon Go! before our students return to school this fall. The technology!  This is Google Maps and Google Earth, coupled with a … Continue reading

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It’s What’s Up

The school site is a hive abuzz. We have reached the apex of our year together. Students sit, heads bowed low over texts and computers. Pencils scritch-scritch-scritch with thoughts and responses, working to show all they know on high-stakes standardised … Continue reading

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Every day for a month

This month of blogging has been quite a commitment. I have kept others waiting while I blogged away each and every day. I have put things off. I have cleared time. I have made writing, thinking, considering and publishing a … Continue reading

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Dominoes & Thinking Collide

“Let’s play dominoes,” I suggested. We did. We played three games. I lost all three. I got a little discouraged. I began to think maybe I needed to switch up my strategy. I placed my dominoes by common numbers, a lot … Continue reading

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