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May 22 2013

More highlights.

I am continuing to enjoy the responses from my students’ final exam essay  (see this page if you have no idea what I am talking about: http://vskk.teachforus.org/2013/05/13/life-lessons-in-science-class/ ) So I thought I would share a few more with you…maybe I went a little  (okay… A LOT) overboard, though, so skip through them as you like : )…

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May 13 2013

Life Lessons in Science Class

After a disappointing past couple weeks, my first group of final exams are in (Seniors take their exams a week earlier than everyone else) and as the last question on both my Physics and Physical Science exams, I asked the students this: Write at least three paragraphs describing what you think is the most IMPORTANT…

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May 02 2013

Discouraged.

This week I was highly disappointed in my students.  And of course, Teach for America has trained me to think this is my fault and I have not done enough.  I didn’t build strong enough relationships, I did not create a classroom vision my students bought into, my classroom culture was not strong enough, I…

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So far, it has been a good week back to school from Spring Break. We started the unit on electricity in Physical Science, which I think students are enjoying it because it is so relevant.  And my Physics students have had some really great attitudes lately, which just makes class so much more pleasant. {SIDE…

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Mar 15 2013

Lesson Planning on my Birthday

The title for today’s blog is what I do NOT want to happen.  And so, I am working on my lesson plans today instead of going out and spending my Friday off doing more interesting and fun things.  But it will be worth it when I can enjoy my Sunday birthday free of lesson planning…

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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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