Monthly Archives: August 2010

Come on in, the water’s fine…

One of my goals for the summer was to learn about integrating technology into my instruction to further engage my students.  It’s always risky bringing something completely new into the classroom, especially on the first day.  Number one, you have … Continue reading

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Communion

There is something about the first days of a new school year that refreshes my heart, mind and soul.  It’s not the smell of new supplies or the squeaky clean building with its shiny waxed floors.  It’s not the aroma … Continue reading

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“You can’t make me…”

After reading “You Don’t Need to Be Brilliant to Be Wise” by George Couros on his blog The Principal of Change, I was inspired to respond at length. How many times have we heard little ones say “you can’t make … Continue reading

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The Power of Passion

Passion.   I associate passion with the color red for its vibrant depth and closeness to the heart.  It is the lifeblood that feeds energy, creativity, enthusiasm and commitment.  Passion is intensity of purpose.  It is adrenaline.  It is BELIEF. … Continue reading

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Starstruck

Tonight I participated in my first ever #engchat on Twitter.  The special guest was teacher-author Jim Burke, whose book The English Teacher’s Companion has been on my shelf, dog-eared and edge-worn, for a few years now.  I have passed this … Continue reading

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Exponential learning

I have been actively developing my Personal Learning Network (PLN) on Twitter for about a month now.  In stark contrast, I spent years working to complete my master’s degree.  The point of this comparison is to expose the sheer abundance … Continue reading

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Endings and beginnings. . .

I’ve always fancied myself a writer of sorts, though I’ve never published anything you would have read, that is, until now.  I love the art of writing–the careful and deliberate re-creation of experience and feeling so that others may share … Continue reading

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