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Monthly Archives: January 2011
This past Tuesday proved to be a magical day in one of my history classes. I’d like to think EVERY day IS magical—but the reality is some days classes struggle. Sometimes it is because the students have not come prepared; … Continue reading
“This is time I will never get back.” Such was the lament of a colleague at a recent meeting. Between mountains of statistics tossed our way, PowerPoint slides jammed with way too much information, and speakers talking at the audience … Continue reading
Last week’s blog examined the question “What do effective teachers do?” I listed and briefly described a number of effective characteristics I have observed (locally and around the nation) in my nearly 30 years of classroom experience. With the beginning … Continue reading
During a meeting this past week, an age-old question presented itself once again. What makes a teacher effective? It has been posed ever since I have been in the profession. It comes up in state legislatures as well as the … Continue reading