On Tuesday, my husband and I voted in the Michigan Democratic Primary.
On Wednesday, there was a Late Start at school to work with our Passion Project Professional Learning Communities. I’m on the Mindfulness Committee. We put together resources for teachers to use with students and alone to promote well-being.
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There is no exhaustion like the end of parent-teacher conferences. It is both my favorite and least favorite weeks of the year.
The schedule is simply packed:
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After listening to Jennifer Gonzalz’s podcast Cult of Pedagogy talk about retrieval practice, I knew it was something I needed in my Spanish classroom. The epidode, which aired on September 24, 2017, is called “Retrieval Practice: The Most Powerful Learning Strategy You’re Not Using” and features Dr. Pooja Agarwal, a cognitive scientist and founder of RetrievalPractice.org.
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Today is February 8, 2020. It’s been 88 days since our last snow day. The students in Michigan are beginning to lose their composure.
And so are the teachers, if we’re being honest. So, how do you keep a class of disgruntled pre-teens focused through the injustice of having to be in school when it’s snowing?
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I have fallen down a rabbit hole.
I know that there is a saying that goes, “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, meaning that small changes over a long period of time is what makes something great. It is said to impatient people.
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Over the weekend, I took the test to become a level 1 Google Certified Educator.
I’ve been using Google for education my entire career. I use Slides to present the agenda, learning target, and success criteria, Docs to create guided notes and assessments, Classroom to share information and collect assignments, and Keep to keep me organized and on task.
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