Monthly Archives: January 2011

I’ll say something I shouldn’t…

If I was on Jeopardy, the answer would be, “Why don’t you go to a school board meeting?” I had a mental struggle with myself today about several issues, struggling with why I don’t do some things that others do … Continue reading

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Love/Hate with Mom

I know, I know, a post about my mother doesn’t seem to have anything to do with education reform/reflection, but actually, my love/hate relationship with my mom starting in middle school is probably one of the biggest influences for my … Continue reading

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Listen up football fans…

Joe Bower shared this back on December 11, and I’ve been thinking about the analogy I considered ever since, so I thought others might want to weigh in… “Chris Wejr wrote a fantastic post where he reflected on an article … Continue reading

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Teacher Lately :)

I decided to try something different today (since I’ve had some time on my hands).  Keep in mind that this is my first text to movie attempt on XTRANORMAL.com.  I realized that Mexico wouldn’t be studied in a 7th grade … Continue reading

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I love when students cry

Crying is such a true showing of character and awareness, and is really nice in appropriate doses.  There have been a quite a few instances where I have been relieved and happy to see students cry.  Here are three: 1. … Continue reading

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What I make…

Based on post shared by Tara Anderson featuring a video by Taylor Mali What dance teachers make: Students who question what can be versus what they’re told must be Students who willingly work with students who are different from themselves, … Continue reading

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The Mother Theresa Type

Don’t let the title fool you… I definitely DO NOT consider myself a Mother Theresa type.  I do, however, try to live by several quotes by her.  One being: “Go out into the world today and love the people you … Continue reading

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