Do we need another collaborating tool?

Once again, while looking into the details of an online tool that educators can use, I am faced with the limitations rather than its possible benefits. I don’t usually try to be cynical about anything; however, with everything on teacher’s … Continue reading

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Validating Borrowed Text

Creating validity of online sources tends to be an issue for students and educators alike.  There are so many ways that writers can go astray if we do not take the time to evaluate our sources.  The first exposure I … Continue reading

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Reflection.

There are so many connotations of this word; including, but not limited to, an effect produced by an influence; a thought, idea, or opinion formed, or a remark made because of meditation; and consideration of some subject matter, idea, or … Continue reading

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Frost Madness

As I sit in my office on campus for the first time since the beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic, it is ironic to re-evaluate my Robert Frost poetry unit and create one that allows students to increase their digital literacy … Continue reading

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Off Campus Visits ~ Virtually

Five days from today (03/12/2021) will mark one year since I have been in a physical classroom with my students. One. Year. It is so hard to believe! During this time of required distance learning, the expectations of students have … Continue reading

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Literary Literacy

Literacy, capacity to communicate using inscribed, printed, or electronic signs or symbols for representing language. As you can see by this image, literacy is more than our basic three “Rs” of education (reading, writing, & arithmetic). Understanding today’s language requires more … Continue reading

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Accepting Acceptable Instead of Exceptional

At the beginning of my Masters in Teaching Leadership – many moons ago – I was focused on idea of self-perfectionism and its impact on students.  Now I am once again faced with students who are expecting too much from … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Name…

When I think of my classrooms, I normally visualize the faces of my students.  However, in this new distance learning model that we are all part of, I am no longer seeing a sea of faces, but a screen of … Continue reading

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