Teaching

Why I Keep My Student’s Sweet Notes

We had one more night of training camp, whoever made the cut after this night made the pro dance team, and I was so ready to fulfill my dream of dancing professionally.  I had been training all year, killing myself in dance classes, prepping my body for these auditions. There were eight cuts made already, …

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10 Website That Will Positively Transform Your Classroom

  I think it’s more obvious than ever that students are wired differently today. Technology has shifted their learning styles and their future paths to success. It has created an enormous amount of opportunity and has shaped not only learning styles but teaching styles as well. At my school this year, we were fortunate enough …

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New Teachers, Where You At? (Part 2)

Franklin Habit once said, “Teaching seems to require the sort of skills one would need to pilot a bus full of live chickens backwards, with no brakes, down a rocky road through the Andes while simultaneously providing colorful and informative commentary on the scenery.” At this time of the year, we all know that this …

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New Teachers, Where You At? (Part 1)

At twenty-two, my passion for teaching was ignited and I thought I was completely ready to take on the world. I was a newlywed that just moved to Austin from Lubbock, Texas after graduating from college. I had just completed the “Tech Teach” program where two years of challenging classes, and a year of student …

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"In the Midst" Moments

Last week, I could barely come up for air. I dove directly into Monday with a Plan Day, where we were able to get time off campus to do exactly what makes a teacher successful: plan. We spent the first portion grading essays for data, and then we created and cemented lessons for the rest …

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