Sportsmanship

Good Game 

Photo by Capital18 (Jugal Paryani) via findicons.com

 No, I’m not a fan of any one given team in the NFL but in the wake of Sunday’s Superbowl, this Monday morning Quarterback was on top of the world.  I wasn’t going to Disney World per say, but it was close enough!

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Developing Resiliency for Complexity

Over the years I have been variously complimented for the level of differentiation/ freedom/choice in my classroom, or condemned for the chaos, lack of structure, and uncertainty that seems to rule.  Often on the same day, sometimes by the same people.

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Classroom Management – Lesson 1

Too School for Cool

The soundtrack to my substitute teaching debut dropped on Friday.  A few songs took me by surpirse but none more than the title track. As a newly crowned substitute teacher I wanted to be ready for managing a classroom. On the eve before taking a middle school teaching assignment, I read a section about classroom management in the “Business Teacher Education Curriculum Guide” developed by the National Business Education Association (NBEA).  The benefits are twofold: (1) It is good terminology for an interview; (2) If it is printed in a book surely it is tried and absolutely true.

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Tech Tip Tuesday… Last Pass

Greetings from the frigid tundras of Montana,

I have spent the past week or so buried. Fortunately, I find myself less and less covered in papers… simply ideas, report cards… and snow…. lots of snow.

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Educating the heart

Last night we were visiting with friends and we started talking about how during times of conflict we will often resort to negative behavior in an attempt to induce positive behavior. This is true in our personal relationships (how many of us can say that we have never yelled at our partners to get them to do the dishes?).

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