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Grade 7 Virtual Learning Drill

Today I had the privilege of participating in the virtual learning drill that was conducted in seventh grade classes at our school.  I felt fairly confident preparing my lessons.  After all, I did teach an entire quarter online when my last school was forced to close...

Course 5 Possibilities

Image courtesy of Nemo For my course five final project, I’ve initially targeted THREE very different units with unique possiblities.  My teaching schedule next year includes co-teaching science with my current co-teacher and solo-teaching a co-planned English for...

Tech Break… Why not?

Image courtesy of deadwhiteguys I am definitely someone who is distracted by technology.  I almost have developed a reflex to immediately cruise a few of my favorite websites every time I open up my laptop.  It is pretty sad, actually.  I’m only accessing a...

Educational Upgrade… or Overload?

Comic by Patrick Corrigan   In the article, “The Classroom is Obsolete” by Prakash Nair from Education Week, he concludes by stating that classrooms shouldn’t be abandoned but perhaps we need to, “…. redesign and refurbish them to...

Flippin’ Classes and Studying with Games

Image courtesy of Eric Dufresne from Trois-Rivières, Canada – Flickr I’m not sure what to make of the flipped classroom model and teaching classes designed as video games. Flipping It seems as though the purists’ model of a flipped classroom puts the...