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To Detroit We Go!

I get to head back home this weekend, but its not for a weekend get away. I have the opportunity to do some service work in one of the inner city schools downtown and then spend a day working with Blight Blusters doing some community service.  539 more words

Leadership Development

The most important influence on student learning...

is an effective teacher in the classroom. There’s no interactive whiteboard, laptop, tablet, doc camera, web-based program, intervention strategy, curriculum, assembly, or after school program that can top what a teacher can do to help students learn and produce. 529 more words

Rise And Converge

Mueller & Dweck and the nature of identity

Do you have a favorite research paper?   One research paper more than any other has defined for me how I think about teaching, but it goes far beyond my professional identity in the classroom.  2,044 more words


As a teacher of honors courses, almost all of my students carry an official label of gifted and talented. When I realized that I actually teach about 40% of the students in each of the two grade levels, I began to question whether or not these students’ labels were accurate. 419 more words


My First Prac!

Walking into a new school I basically knew nothing about; I had a million different thoughts going through my head. What if the students don’t like me? 610 more words


Bookhounds -Jr. High Edition:

I’m running a Jr. High Language Arts classroom until the end of the school year. Since I’ll be in there a while, I decide to invest in the youth a bit and set up an in-class library, where students can grab a book to read once they’ve finished the assigned work (to my satisfaction). 103 more words