This week’s #worldgeochat was on Analyzing Perspectives in News Sources, hosted by NewseumEd. Question 1 seemed a simple one: Q1: What sources do you personally use for keeping up with international news? #worldgeochat — NewseumED (@NewseumED) February 22, 2017 However, the answers were overwhelming. As a result, here is a list of every news source […]
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Last Thursday, I posted about #shareaclassroompic, and 4 days later, I’m amazed at what we’ve seen. We’ve had teachers from Africa, the Middle East, East Asia, and North America share their classrooms, and the similarities are fascinating! Despite different languages, religions, and culture, learning occurs in a similar environment around the world. One of my […]
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Full disclosure from the start… I didn’t vote for Donald Trump. To be completely honest, I lean to the liberal side of the spectrum and probably wouldn’t have voted for any Republican candidate in the Presidential election. What has horrified me in the days after the election is the behavior of Americans on both sides […]
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I always assumed that by my twentieth year of teaching, I would have figured everything out. How to deal with boring content. How to silence the student who can’t stop themselves. How to deal with the bobos*. I feel that I have met my match this year. We have gone 1 to 1, which is […]
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Ever since Common Core was rolled out earlier this decade, I have heard students, parents, and teachers complain about it. Most of the time, these people don’t really know what they are complaining about. My favorite question to ask is, “have you actually read the standards,” which is met with faces that look both confused […]
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My first flirtations with leadership came when I was 26. I was named Team Leader and had visions of a community of learners that would be unlike anything seen before. I was lucky to work with teammates who had vision, drive, and the desire to try new things. My years with that team were amazing. But […]
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