“Miss, I saw you yesterday at City Centre!” my student shyly said to me this morning. After yesterday’s Labor Day national holiday, we came back to school and I was greeted by two children telling me something very similar about our separate chance meetings at the mall yesterday. “Yes, I did see you yesterday in the… Read more What’s My Teacher Doing Here?
Standards and Assessment – A few random thoughts for this week’s #edublogsclub prompt. I’ve taught with and without standards, but I prefer and believe we need standards-based education. I also believe we need standards-based grading. We should be able to look at the standard and using descriptive narration tell how the student is and isn’t meeting… Read more Standards and Assessment
When I started teaching in the 1980’s, I was given a stack of books to teach, and that was what I taught–science, social studies, reading, grammar, whatever the school board or admin or committee chose for the books, that was our curriculum. I did it for five years in grades 2 and 3, in a… Read more The Pendulum Swing – Or maybe just finding a better way
On Thursday I wore a pink top because I like alliteration and I had lots of pink paper. On Wednesday, I made up my first Breakout EDU game as I sat in the hospital keeping my post-surgery husband company. Since I was there without my computer, all the game pieces were hand-written. Before I had… Read more Pink Prepositional Pandemonium
Today, to be honest, I should not be blogging. I should be finishing my grades for quarter 3, which are due any day now. (Like tomorrow, but I am having a hard time admitting that!) After a month of blogging daily in March, I am relieved and excited to join the only-once-a-week Tuesday Slice of Life… Read more Tipi and Slice of Life Tuesday – No Grades