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Jan 27

1st Semester Assessment

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Peer and self assessment are both strategies used in Assessment for Learning (AfL). When it comes to assessment time, midterms and end of semester I survey all my students to get some insight into how they are learning, what they are learning, and if they need anything different from me. One thing I’ve learned over …

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Jul 23

Math Stereotypes

[This is part of a series of posts I’m writing as I reflect on another online course I’m taking this summer, Stanford University’s EDUC115N How to Learn Math. Sure, I’m a Science teacher but I have taught Math so I’m familiar with Math instruction. Besides, we do use Math in Science so it’s not like …

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Jul 18

1:1 iPad Program Proposal

Back in December when I heard there was interest in starting a 1:1 iPad program in my district I jumped on the idea. I got with the middle school teachers (all nine of us) and I asked if they wanted to pilot a 1:1 program in our school. Everyone was on board so I started drafting …

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Jan 25

Student Survey Time


Midterm is upon us and I reminded my students of how things are different at this time in an ungraded classroom. I hear them talking about what grades they are getting in their other classes because at midterm teachers prepare progress reports for families to see how their child is doing halfway through the trimester. …

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Dec 01

Moving to 1to1

Working in a small school district I get to actually work with our superintendent! After starting my career in the Los Angeles Unified School District this is just awesome. I’m part of our district technology committee so that’s one way I get to work with our superintendent. So what do you do when your superintendent …

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Oct 01

Mt Saint Helens 2012

Mt Saint Helens

Last week we took 6th graders to Camp Cispus. I wrote about an unexpected change of plans where one of our 6th graders noticed that the road we normally take to Windy Ridge and Spirit Lake to see Mt Saint Helens was closed. Luckily, the Johnston Ridge Observatory, facing the horse shoe shaped crater and …

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Aug 13

Vote for Me!


My Awards, Grades and Competition blog post has been nominated for an award! My first nomination (well, 1st and 2nd nomination it seems as my blog was also nominated for a Middle School Teacher award)! (For more information on who sponsors this award please read the comments section of this blog post.) Here’s the reason they …

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Aug 10

Student Feedback 11-12

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Every year I find some way to get feedback from my students. I’ve been getting feedback from my students for years to determine what I’m doing well and what could use some fixing. I especially wanted to see what students thought this past school year about getting feedback from me because I struggled finding time …

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Aug 06

Educators Connecting

I’m a little slow sometimes. I may even be days to weeks behind when things are trending on Twitter or Google Plus. I have to admit that I came a little late to Connected Educators Month! I attended a webinar and am starting to join in some of the many activities there are to choose …

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May 01

iPads vs Netbooks

It’s not like I have the money to buy any more iPads or any more Netbooks but I’ve been thinking about which one to recommend if the question comes up at our district tech meetings. I’m basing this pro and con comparison on my classroom. I have 14 first generation iPads and I’m borrowing five …

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