Monthly Archives: January 2011

Tattoo it, if you really mean it

Ok, so this is a HIGHLY edited version of my tatoo (located on the top of my right foot).  It occurred to me today, while I was explaining to a student why they should not use a mechanical pencil to … Continue reading

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“You might possibly be the best teacher ever.”

Ha ha! That’s all I have to say about this comment.  It was made after I explained the new policy that I implemented, dealing with electronic device use in my class.  I laugh because I know that I am certainly … Continue reading

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“I Love Hippies”

This post was inspired by a recent assessment that I did in my sixth grade classes.  I simply asked my sixth graders, who were finishing their nine week rotation in my class (a really cool thing that we have at … Continue reading

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Challenge #3 – Good vibrations….

I had a moment yesterday.  A moment of pure disgust with myself.  I was thinking about all of the ideas that I have and how long education revolutions seem to take (FYI: I’ll now be using revolution in place of … Continue reading

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Challenge #2 – Follow Your Nose

If it looks like poop, If it smells like poop, If it tastes like… well you get the idea! Here’s Challenge #2: Follow the trail of “accountability” on an issue or initiative that you disagree with, and see what you … Continue reading

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Subway or Jimmy John’s (Food Series – Part 2 of 4)

 This post was the result of a big reflection that I did on myself over the last 2 days.  I tried to problematize my very systematic decision-making model.  Basically, if I’m unhappy with the way things are, my first reaction … Continue reading

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Keep the change :) (Food series, Part 1 of 4)

Everyone who has ever worked as waiter/waitress/server know the power of this statement.  That statement is powerful because servers work for a different minimum wage than other minimum wage workers.  It varies from state to state, but it’s usually significantly … Continue reading

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