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Why Are You A Teacher?

  Every student has that “one” teacher with whom they share a connection….. Why are you a teacher? Have you asked yourself this lately? 🙂 Advertisements

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No child deserves a teacher who has given up hope

As the new school year begins, it seems that most teachers eagerly anticipate the beginning of the school year just as much as the students.  (I know I do! 🙂 ) However, there always seem to be one or two … Continue reading

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Using Evernote as an Instructional Coach

Life as an Instructional Coach in a high school with approximately 50 classroom teachers is hectic!  Sooooooo how do I keep up with classroom visits, meetings, coaching sessions with teachers, and all the zillions of things that happen during a … Continue reading

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Establishing a Professional Learning Community… The beginning of something wonderful!

This year, our school has established our first “official” Professional Learning Team (PLT).    We set the groundwork last school year so we would be ready to hit the ground running as soon as school began this year.  I plan … Continue reading

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Whoooooo Says Formative Assessment Has To Be Boring?

I’m so excited about my new creation! 🙂 I wanted something a little different to use for formative assessment.  As an instructional coach, I often use the traditional “parking lot” as a place to gather feedback or questions during professional … Continue reading

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Article Reflection: Best practice for spreading innovation: Let the practitioners do it

To read the article in full visit:  http://www.kappanmagazine.org/content/95/3/39.full As I read this article, I couldn’t help but reflect upon the radical changes that are occurring at my own school over the course of  this school year. Granted, I do have … Continue reading

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Red Dress Manor: A Real-Life Spooky Mystery Just In Time for Halloween!

Source:  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2476404/The-house-thats-frozen-time-Eerie-images-inside-abandoned-Red-Dress-Manor-clothes-wardrobes-photographs-walls-love-letters-strewn-floors.html Love letters and pictures strewn across the floor in wild abandonment….. Her dressing table just as she left it….. Beds still made…..Clothing in disarray on the bedroom floor…All except for one article– a long red gown hanging in … Continue reading

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