Category Archives: Education

Support Me!

Parent support.  I think it is the single biggest factor in a child’s education and many studies have proved that.  For me, getting to know parents and having them involved with their child’s education has proved to be extremely helpful. … Continue reading

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Starting Off on the Right Foot

Five weeks is up, and grades are due for progress reports.  All I’ve heard this week is shouts of “hey, what’s my grade in your class?!?!”  I get accosted in the hallway, in my classroom while I’m teaching a lesson, … Continue reading

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Punch Me! and PBIS

Our school has rolled out a new PBIS system this school year, and we have really worked hard to fine tune it, and really get all faculty and staff on-board.  We have gotten rid of our security guards, and instead, … Continue reading

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The First Week – Redux

After an extremely long absence, I’m back.  I have taken a position as a technology teacher at a school in Chicago Public Schools.   The school is in its third year and has a great staff on hand.  Everyone has … Continue reading

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Music in the Classroom

I love music.  Love it.  As a result, I want to share it with people and one of the best outlets for that can be the classroom.  But as I have experimented with this, I’ve found that only certain music … Continue reading

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That’s a Wrap – 2011 IL ASCD Kindergarten Conference

This marks the end of my dispatches from the 2011 IL ASCD Kindergarten Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Schaumburg, IL.  I think its safe to say the conference was a success and there were many happy customers.  In fact, … Continue reading

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“Let’s Dance” Day 2 – IL ASCD Kindergarten Conference

Day two at the Kindergarten Conference started with a big name speaker in Jack Hartmann.  Hartmann brought his brand of fun to the K-Conference with singing and dancing as he sang to attendees the importance of getting students up, moving … Continue reading

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“Stop Bullying” and More from the IL ASCD Kindergarten Conference

Yesterday, President Obama and the First Lady hosted a video on Facebook that they created about an anti-bullying campaign the White House is starting.  The White House is promoting a new Web site, StopBullying.gov.   As I attended a variety of … Continue reading

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2011 Kindergarten Conference Updates

So far the morning has been going well here on the first day of the 2011 IL ASCD Kindergarten Conference.  Some of the featured speakers this morning included Wendy Halperin, Kim Adsit, Kim Jordano, and Shari Sloane.  There has been … Continue reading

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IL ASCD 2011 Kindergarten Conference

I will be “Web 2.0izing” the 2011 Kindergarten Conference put on by the Illinois chapter of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).  You can follow Twitter updates at @IASCDKinderCon, and I will be blogging with updates on the … Continue reading

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