Transitions in Teaching, Lenten Reflection #12

Probably the most significant change that took place within the last year is that I changed schools, changed classrooms, changed students, and moved. So the past seven months or so have been spent getting to know an entirely new population of students: teaching years 1-3 were spent in an MD classroom with a variety of… Continue reading Transitions in Teaching, Lenten Reflection #12

Book Review: How We Learn

Title: How We Learn Author: Benedict Carey Publisher: Random House Year: 2014 Pages: 200 (e-Book (Nook), ARC; hardcover book 272) [Disclaimer: I was provided an ARC by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my fair and unbiased review of this book. I was given no compensation and I am not required to write a… Continue reading Book Review: How We Learn

Math Sorting Game: Addition

I am happy to say that I did not make this task. One of the paraprofessionals who worked in my classroom did. All I had to contribute was a 'seal of approval' and a grateful heart that she put her skills to use and make something wonderful and useful for the students. This was not… Continue reading Math Sorting Game: Addition

Book Review: Schools in Crisis (Barna FRAME Book)

Title: Schools in Crisis Author: Nicole Baker Fulgham Publisher: Zondervan Year: 2013 Pages: 90 Barna Group FRAMES on Twitter: @barnaframes FRAMES Be Undivided [WE BELIEVE building strong community means making sure kids and schools thrive. Be|Undivided is churches investing time and effort year-round in students and schools. Whatever the need. And without agenda or strings… Continue reading Book Review: Schools in Crisis (Barna FRAME Book)

Book Review: Myth of the Spoiled Child

Title: The Myth of the Spoiled Child Author: Alfie Kohn Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books Date: 2014 Pages: (preview copy e-book) via netgalley: 282 Author Page: Alfie Kohn [You need to read this before you take another glance at this page: the FCC wants you to know that it is imperative information that I received… Continue reading Book Review: Myth of the Spoiled Child

500 Words Per Day: Changing

I've been reading this book called The Myth of the Spoiled Child by Alfie Kohn. I'll be reviewing it on this blog soon so I won't spoil much with this post, except to say that if what Kohn is saying is true, and at this juncture of my reading I'm leaning towards that particular assessment,… Continue reading 500 Words Per Day: Changing

500 Words Per Day: No Math, No Calculations, No Counting

There I was: at work, not so much enjoying my day. The day didn't start off too well. It didn't continue too well either. There is so much to do and so many distractions. People coming in and taking students off for therapy, phones ringing, school psychologist stopping in and handing me a stack of… Continue reading 500 Words Per Day: No Math, No Calculations, No Counting