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#maythefourth -Some fun and some seriousness

As a teacher and Star Wars fan, I love May the Fourth.

It’s a time to do some Star Wars-related silliness.

This year, it took a different twist. 132 more words

In The Classroom

Sam van Zweden on "Small Acts of Disappearance: Essays on Hunger," by Fiona Wright

Writing the body is tough. As a thing with defined borders (like skin), and further borders within those borders (those we’re socialised to obey) that we dare not trespass against, it’s particularly tough to write the body in an open, curious, and freeing way. 832 more words

Writers To Read

Focus on the Learning, Not the Tool

The real power of interactive technologies is that they let us learn in ways that aren’t otherwise possible or practical. – David Lassner

Wow…where did the school year go? 307 more words

Ipads In Kindergarten

A successful class project pilot! Update on our Genetics class project

In an earlier post we described a  Genome  Analysis project we have now (successfully in my opinion) piloted into a Genetics class taught by Loren Launen (author of this post).  1,050 more words


Talking to strangers

As part of building businesses, the children wrote a pitch and then presented to children during lunch.

Some children took to the challenge, others found it incredibly challenging to approach their peers to talk about their businesses. 33 more words

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Star Wars Themed Learning Activities

I don’t know about you, but my students LOVE Star Wars!  So I thought, why not capitalize on this?  And thus we have my Mystery Picture Series… 71 more words

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Math Center Maddness

I typically organize my math center around 3 groups of 8. I am a lucky teacher with a full-time assistant. This way one group is with me,  one with my assistant and one group works independently. 190 more words

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