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Using Google Forms for Walkthroughs with Email (Updated with autoCrat)

Google Forms have been extremely popular amongst schools and school leaders.  Using Google Forms to do walkthroughs has been my practice for several years.  One of my first posts on this site was a tutorial on how to use Forms to collect walkthrough data as well as to provide emailed feedback to teachers.    484 more words

Leadership

The Stress of Being Observed by a Colleague

After having been teaching for over 16 years, you’d think I’d be comfortable when peers or mentors join my classroom to observe me, my students, and my teaching in order to provide me with feedback to help me grow and develop as an educator.  1,322 more words

Teaching

The Gifts of Imperfection in the Classroom

My teaching isn’t perfect, my family was not perfect, and, as far a personal development, I have a long way to go. So why am I supposed to pretend otherwise when I step in front of impressionable teenagers who are looking at me to model what it is to be a human in the world? 735 more words

Uncovering And Addressing Student Trauma In The Classroom

Fa la la la la...I broke my badass resolutions

For being such a realist/pessimist, I sometimes surprise myself with my optimism.

Take last January, for example.

Almost exactly a year ago I wrote a post, which I admitted at the time was written with “wide-eyed optimism.” You can read it… 862 more words