Category Archives: Dreams

In a perfect world…

Day 4 of the Blogging Challenge! Top ten things I love most about Teaching!

“Love without courage and wisdom is sentimentality, as with the ordinary church member. Courage without love and wisdom is foolhardiness, as with the ordinary soldier. Wisdom without love and courage is cowardice, as with the ordinary intellectual. But the one … Continue reading

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Goals for a New School Year – Revisited

A year and a half ago, I had set down some goals for the 2012-2013 school year. I thought that now, at the end of the 2013-2014 year, it is time to revisit and revise my goals. Professionally: 1)  Learn … Continue reading

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Race to the Top and the start of a new school year

Tomorrow is the first day of a new school year. This year, the students will not be arriving until Thursday; normally the students start the second day. This has traditionally been an exciting time, with both teachers and students ready … Continue reading

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Some Goals for the 2012-2013 School Year

It is almost the start of a new school year. This is one of the best things about being a teacher: that each year you have a new fresh beginning! Here are some of my goals. Almost all of them … Continue reading

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Teaching Tools (Edudemic)

10 Incredibly Powerful Teaching Tools of the Future Visual Learning Evolved Currencies Personalization Gamification Social Media Game-Based Learning Connectedness Crowdsourcing Project-Based Learning Digital and Physical Merge One source that I find useful to keep me current on new technologies and … Continue reading

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Soul Planting

“Every moment and every event of every man’s life on earth plants something in his soul”  ~Thomas Merton I have been teaching for 16 years now.  I am certified seven through twelfth grade math.  From the beginning I had wanted … Continue reading

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Math Conversations in the cloud

When I had first starting teaching 16 years ago, I promised myself two things 1) If I ever reached the point that I no longer was enthusiastic about my work, that I would find a new job 2) That each … Continue reading

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