After a rough week last week, it’s been a blessing this week. I’ve had really good days this week. Let’s recap.. So last Thursday, there was a drama production where I was almost falling off my seat laughing. It was a good one.. Then Friday, was the redneck hoedown.. I supervised with the principal. It was a good night. She and I really got to know each other, talked on a...
Just that crappy moment when...
So, I just broke down infront of my class like a big wuss. It was a bad breakdown too.. shaking and crying and all. Why do I let my emotions show so much? Why do I wear my heart on my sleeve? It started with me handing back the tests. One of the girls did not too well. I didn’t realize she was upset until her friend said she needed help. As I went up to her, she got mad and shut her...
After a lesson I didn't prepare well for
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So, it’s amazing how fast April flew by and how May is just dragging on until summer. It’s been pretty good these past weeks. I’m starting to get used to my Math10 class. They’re warming up to me. Their attitudes are starting to shift to positive.. So that’s a plus. I put a seating plan in place, so that has helped alot. They’re trying.. the majority of...
Back From Break...
So it was an oddly good first day back after Easter Break.. Where to begin… So I got back 2 days before Monday.. and I got my website updated with the proper notes and assignments uploaded. It took some time to figure out where to update. Monday rolled around, and weirdly I missed the kids’ conversations. It was good to be back in the swing of things. Math 8 and 9’s worked...
When students don't work hard
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Oh Spring how did you sneak up on me...
So technically there is still snow on the floor.. so is it really spring? It’s been about 3 months since I last wrote.. About the same has happened.. I am in full swing for Term 2. Finals went well for most of my kids.. Departmental results were reasonable.. some great.. some decent. and some darn right surprising.. It’s been a good start to Term 2, I must add. It didn’t...
WHEN DATA BECAME MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE STUDENTS
thelonestarteacher: whatshouldwecalleducators: This is so my school right now. :(
WHENEVER I COVER TWO CLASSES AT RECESS
These People are Our Teachers →
Dear Government of Alberta, Every single day, I drop my children off at school, and put them in the hands of someone else for the next seven hours of their days. Truth be told, these people spend more time with my children in waking hours than I do. These people have chosen to spend their days educating our future leaders. They have devoted their lives to the betterment of knowledge, of...
Test scores are a rough proxy for learning. Tests imperfectly examine selected...– Principal: ‘I was naïve about Common Core’ (via gjmueller)
When students complain that the test was longer...
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When I make puns in class
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Jobs in education are all about moving other people, changing their behavior,...– Daniel Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students (via gjmueller)
It’s been a while since I last blogged. I really should learn to document on a regular basis. I’ve been still working too hard every night. I did manage to get my website up and running before christmas, which was a really big goal for me. I still didn’t get much prepping done over the break, but I think I deserved it. Two more weeks until finals, and it’s really...
At the end of EVERY term
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Hug a Teacher Tomorrow « Diane Ravitch's blog →
bniche: According to Diane Ravitch, a teacher in Louisiana posted this on Facebook and I believe this is unbelievably true for many of my colleagues and I: ”To parents who are not educators, this may be hard to understand. Five days a week, we teach your kids. That means we educate your kids. Play with your kids. Discipline your kids. Joke with your kids. Console your kids. Praise your kids....
Top Ten Things I Wish I Had Known When I Started... →
teachlet: math-girl: The following tips are from the series Empowering the Beginning Teacher in Mathematics, by Cynthia Thomas. 10. Not every student will be interested every minute. No matter how much experience you haveor how great you are at teaching, you will encountertimes in the classroom when no student is interested!The solution is to change your tone of voice, movearound the room,...
In need of an update..
It’s been a pretty good day.. I have not even updated in like forever.. Well let’s see.. I had a few grumpy days.. especially Monday.. I was just in a grumble.. I took it out on my Grade 10’s.. didn’t mean to.. but I did.. they were moody too.. not wanting to understand angle properties.. so many “I don’t get this”.. it’s just frustrating when...