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Aug 26 2013

Setting the Record Straight.

There is a common misconception that only elementary school teachers can have cute, clever, and awesomely decorated classrooms.  The other end of this rumor tends to suggest that high school classrooms are not cute, exciting, or well-decorated.  That they are boring and consist of only a few content-related posters.  Let’s just set the record straight.…

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Apr 12 2013

The State of My Classroom…

…is currently a mess. But that’s okay!  Because we made solar ovens this week to wrap up our electricity unit.  So there are little scraps of foil and aluminum foil and tape scattered on the floor and under desks and strange foil-covered pizza boxes are covering all available desks and flat spaces. It is so…

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Jan 21 2013

Still in my pjs at 2pm…

…this is a luxury I do not have very often these days now that a I am a real “adult” with a real job and errands and such to run on weekends.  So I am enjoying my day off, even if it has consisted mostly of lesson planning and notebook grading. That said, I have become a…

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These are the three words I am making my students reflect on this week.   1.  Who is someone that you RESPECT?  Describe how you treat this person in order to show them that you RESPECT them. 2. Tell about a time you showed a great deal of RESPONSIBILITY.  Why is this a great example…

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Oct 12 2012

Finally…. [sorry about that]

I know, I know….I haven’t posted since the hurricane. For me, when the going gets tough, the tough get…busy…too busy to blog in fact.  Or too tired.  But ANYWAY…here I am.  With a full (and by full I mean extremely shortened due to the huge amount of time that has passed since I last posted)…

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Aug 09 2012

Tomorrow

Excited.  No other words to describe how I feel at this moment. A few days ago I was silently freaking out.  I journaled something along the lines of, “What the heck am I doing?! I don’t know how to teach.  I don’t know anything about Physics, let alone teaching it!  I have a million posters…

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