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Rules of the Game

Do you ever wish that teaching came with a rulebook that you could apply from moment to moment and year to year? Now I’m one who relishes in new challenges, and I often jump in the deep end and try new things. 1,237 more words

Teaching Reflection

Interactive grammar iBooks

Our english department uses grammar books that were printed in the 60’s. I guess this is a good indication that despite Merriam-Webster adding new words to the dictionary every year, the “how-to-use-these-words” (grammar) never changes. 520 more words

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Marketing to children is evil, y'all

So sayeth this documentary that I had to show my class…

The wonderful part is where it tells us that the youth marketing industry is Ronald Reagan’s fault, calls youth marketers pedophiles, and informs us that parents can’t raise children on their own anymore (sorta reminiscent of when Melissa Harris-Perry said… 105 more words


Digital Storytelling

Here is my first venture into digital storytelling. I constructed a simple six word story about a realization as a writer. I used a few tools to help me accomplish this image. 440 more words

ECMP 355

The Bet

by Cody Moralez

On a typical Sunday afternoon, John is resting on the couch in the simple living room of his family’s log cabin. “Mom!” John shouts as he notices a rumble in his stomach. 503 more words


Homework for the Week of 11/24/14

English Language Arts (Mr. Cordova):

  1. CDA #3 on Monday, November 24
    1. Practice by reviewing central idea, features of informational text, and test-taking strategies.

Social Studies (Mr. 86 more words


One Scruffy Pup

by Alyssa Hensley

RIIIIIING! The bell buzzes as kids come rushing out of the building. Papers flying, kids cheering in excitement. “No school!” Billy cried. As Billy runs home, he suddenly stops. 750 more words