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Blended by Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker - A Book Review

Blended (subtitled Using Disruptive Innovation To Improve Schools) entered my world when a representative from Edmentum recommended to my staff that we read it before going one-to-one. 394 more words


the need for self-reflection

I no longer have a classroom to enter every day. After 29 total years of receiving my own education and then teaching others in my high school classroom, I no longer have to enter and spend the majority of my day within the same four walls, sometimes without a window. 649 more words


Is your PD worth your teacher's time?

What is Professional Development?  If it is not done right professional development becomes that dreaded meeting once a week or once a month that teachers hate.  522 more words

Professional Development

Friday Period 6 - 10,000 hours or 25 Years -> Greatness?

We said farewells at the end of term just a few, six colleagues we waved goodbye to BUT we also celebrated three reaching a grand milestone – 25 years. 1,428 more words


Random Acts of Kindness in the Classroom

This year, I’ve had a few really tough classes that have challenged me to use all of my behaviour management strategies and trial a few more. 397 more words


My Tentative Technology Plan Concerning the First Week Of One-To-One

I am so very excited for our school to go One-To-One this August.  If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, the idea is that every student in the school will be given a laptop to use during the school day and to take home.   1,173 more words


Books To Win Over Your Reluctant Reader

I have the privilege of teaching a reading class primarily aimed at seniors in high school.  It is by and large a free-choice reading class, meaning students choose to read whatever they desire.   1,295 more words