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Getting Out of a Slump

I just realised it has been over a week since I last wrote a blog post. I don’t know why I’ve had such a hard time updating each day this year. 385 more words

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Rules and Expectations

For most of my professional career, I have places a very large emphasis on the need for establishing classroom expectations for what students (and teachers!) should be doing, rather than making rules that must be followed. 584 more words

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Kahoot!

This past summer, I got to participate in the Moveable Feast technology conference in Bloomington. For one week I traveled back and forth and networked with amazing educators who are passionate about infusing technology in the classroom in a way that goes far beyond substitution and augmentation and taking it to modification and redefinition. 466 more words

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Blogging to Stay Positive

Even after saying a couple of months ago that I wouldn’t apologise if I miss a day of blogging, I feel like I do need to apologise now because I have missed two days of blogging. 656 more words

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Buzzing for Math

I recently read a professional text that had been highly recommended by a very good friend. I was excited to read the book because it was written by an educator who has received many accolades for his work and because my friend had given it such rave reviews. 458 more words

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Learning to Listen

Listening is an interesting concept. From its etymological roots, it means the same thing as hearing, but that isn’t actually how we use the word. To hear is to “perceive with the ear the sound made by someone or something.” To listen, on the other hand, is to “give one’s attention to a sound.” 573 more words

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Guest Blogging

It is a surreal experience to have someone else ask you to contribute to their blog. It is still surreal when all they do is ask for people willing to contribute and you send an email or a tweet and you get an affirmative response. 342 more words

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