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Hearing Brightly

I have always had hearing loss. I typically describe the level of my hearing loss as about 75% deaf in my left ear and about 50% deaf in my right ear. 654 more words

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PARCC Testing - Day Four

As a test administrator for the PARCC exams, I have an obligation to actively monitor the testing environment throughout the exam period. That means that I need to move throughout the room and ensure that students are doing their own work, maintaining respect of others’ space, and not talking to others. 272 more words

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PARCC Testing - Day Three

Today was the last English/Language Arts section of the PARCC Performance-Based Assessment. (The PBA is designed with an expectation that students have been exposed to approximately 75% of the curriculum at this point and is intended to assess their level of performance at this point. 290 more words

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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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