Posts Categorized: Blogs

The Thing About Grades

It’s that time of year – grades are due.  As we scramble to get our grading done, I thought it would be a good time to tackle this issue which really has so many dimensions to it that you could write a book about it, and in fact some people have – here are some… Read more »

Twitter: PD Pal

I try to be an early adopter of new social media.   I have a vivid memory of reading a NYTimes article about something called “MYSPACE” and then telling my middle school daughter that she should check this new thing out.  A few days later she came back to me and told me that that website… Read more »

Edscape 2013

  I’m going to admit it – this blog was born out of envy.  Last Saturday I virtually-attended the EdScape conference held at New Milford H.S. in N.J. The first time I did this was for the ASCD conference in March.  I got so much from the links and resources posted and the on-line conversations,… Read more »

Intersession — Afterward

Today is day three of the Fall Break following Intersession Week.  A week that was wonderfully rewarding, but pretty much always requires time off afterwards to recover.  I thought I would write a follow up blog entry indicating how it went.  From my perspective, it was great watching the kids come and go – excited… Read more »

Starting

When I am teaching writing, I sometimes advise my students to just start.  A blank white paper can morph into a black hole sucking all energy from you if you don’t grab the moment and start.  (Although on other days I push the pre-writing/thinking talk — so much for consistency).  I’m not sure if the… Read more »