I need my mom or to suddenly have a significant...
Someone has to bring me the popsicles and tylenol.
Education Week: Tight Budgets Put Some... →
In the Mingus Union district, the change will reduce Mr. Foist’s salary to $68,000 a year, from $98,000, starting in the 2012-13 school year. Mr. Foist, who had previous stints as a superintendent in Arizona’s 2,000-student Holbrook and 3,000-student Yuma Union High School districts, also receives a pension because he had retired before taking the job at Mingus four years ago. Mr....
You Can't Transmit Illness via Tumblr, right?
iamlittlei: Because it’s looking like half of #Education is so sick they are calling off school. Keep that nonsense away from me. Let’s keep a Tally. I’m 1 for tomorrow.
I see so many teachers on tumblr who blog about...
myskiesareturningray: And it makes me wonder, do any of my teachers have tumblrs? I wonder what they’d blog about. They’d blog about the funny things you did, how they hope you’ll take responsibility for your actions, how they hope your parents see your education as a team endeavor with everyone playing their parts, they’d blog about not having time for a personal life, and...
Remember Why You Are Here...
drteach: Today, in the field of education it is easy to get caught up in the hub-bub of negativity that surrounds the schools and educators within them. It appears that the profession, which should be held of the highest esteem, is constantly questioned by outsiders debating the worth of the schooling experience and the credentials of the educators that fill our nation’s classrooms. Right now...
How I felt after I submitted my first full-time...
teachintraining: At first I was like: Then I realized I submitted a legitimate job application with a legitimate cover letter and resume…and might have a legitimate job interview…so then I was like… So then I kept thinking “I’m not going to get the job…I’m not qualified to teach theatre!” And then I realized I went to college for this…so then I was like… I submitted my first application...
I have started saving to send my parents on a...
I need to do it at an affordable price, but nice for them. I know they want to go see the Rocky Mountains in Colorado (not necessarily in winter) and they would probably really enjoy Alaska. If anyone has any ideas, let me know!
Three days ago I celebrated my best friend and...
everydayramny: On the way home from work yesterday, she was involved in a traffic collision. She did not make it. This hurts so much, I can barely take it… Oh Ram, I am so, so unbelievably sorry. I will be praying for you and her family.
January is almost over! Don't forget to mail...
teamteachers: I just mailed something today. How is that going for everyone?
hisnamewasbeanni asked: To vikax (the teaching yr 8's slope): I taught slope to my grade 10's last year and had a GREAT success using GeoGebra. It's a free program (Google it) that makes it really easy to model graphs and variables dynamically, and demonstrate to students how they can change and be affected. With grade 8's you may need to simplify it a bit, but I think it could still be very valuable...
Teach Us Something Please: Why Student Teaching... →
teachussomethingplease: I don’t have anything in my notes today. It was a good day, but a light day, so there wasn’t much going on. Honestly, some of the kids scared me today. The usually well-behaved children were acting up, and it was disheartening to watch. BUT. 1. The kids are all still awesome. I’m at a point… Are you doing your official student teaching or is this more like field...
Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day
coolchicksfromhistory: I put up a couple of Holocaust posts today (unidentified photos, an interview with a survivor) that you can see on my blog. There are also some interesting related posts in the history tag. If you’re looking for a movie to watch, try the documentary Hiding and Seeking on Netflix Instant.
I could use your thoughts & prayers.
thinkbrit: Just found out my dad’s in the hospital with a severe intestinal infection. Whatever you do (good thoughts, prayers, whatever), can you please take a minute to think them for my dad? I don’t have many details yet, but I will keep people posted. Thank you. You got it dude.
I am babysitting tonight and the kid I am sitting...
Guess I am awesome at making hot dogs guys (I personally don’t eat them, so it must be a natural talent).
A great teacher can offer an escape from poverty to the child who dreams beyond...– President Obama (via apsies) Sometimes digging?
Thanks, teacher buddy!
erin-go-blog: So, I have to thank my tumblr teacher buddy for the yoga dvd…it was so exciting to get a package! I haven’t tried the DVD yet, but I will update when I do. :) My buddy’s package was mailed on Saturday. I hope you get it soon! Things that make me smile. I have 2 more things to pick up before I do my first shipment for my buddy. Soon!
Military veteran in need of a kidney transplant... →
today: We could all use a little good news to help us through this Monday. Good.
Student-Led Conferences | The Cornerstone →
Some great information on how to use student-led conferences! Plus a great free conference form you can download!
New Definition of Autism May Exclude Many, Study... →
The definition is now being reassessed by an expert panel appointed by theAmerican Psychiatric Association, which is completing work on the fifth edition of its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the first major revision in 17 years. The D.S.M., as the manual is known, is the standard reference for mental disorders, driving research, treatment and insurance decisions. Most...
5 Ways to Make Your Home Safer - Yahoo! Real... →
I live alone so I’ll be pondering these tips.
Marines appreciate support from Browns →
BROOK PARK—-Al Lerner, the late owner of the Cleveland Browns, was very proud of his military service and never forgot his roots as an aviator with the United States Marine Corps. After Mr. Lerner passed away in 2002, his wife Norma and the organization continued to carry on their support of the military and especially the Marine Corps. The board members of the Three Deuce Five Marine...
01020308krys answered your question: I’m soaking my feet in some Epsom salt water and then doing something secret secret for my Team Teachers Buddy! gas no importan I get weird messages.
I'm soaking my feet in some Epsom salt water and...
How is that going for everyone?
Migraines ruin the most productive plans.
Teacher Dare Day Question
What was the last professional journal article you read about? Were you able to implement any of the ideas from what you read into your teaching practices?
SOPA in the Classroom
willrichardson: As Royan Lee points out, there’s every reason to have a conversation with students about SOPA and PIPA in almost any classroom right now. (If last Wednesday wasn’t a teachable moment, I don’t know what was.) For most older kids, the debate strikes at the heart of their practices online, and even for younger kids, the larger themes are well worth the mention in general terms. My...
thesnarkysub asked: Well, I failed in my mission to meet Arne Duncan and pass on your comment. But the kids asked him terrific, hard-hitting questions about college access and education policy.
The nature of academic and research librarianship changed today. Today, all...– So this just happened. (Twitter channel.) Seriously?
I'm icing my feet. That's how this week has been.
So looking forward to FRIDAY!