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Month: June 2008

IT BEGINS AGAIN TOMORROW – JUNE 2008

REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (hshawjr@blogspot.com/haroldshawjr.com) I start my new position as the AmeriCorps Program Officer for the Maine Commission for Community Service and other “as assigned” duties. I expect that […]

Week 1 – not teaching – June 2008

REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (hshawjr@blogspot.com/haroldshawjr.com) This is my first week as a “non-practicing teacher”.  I have noticed that my priorities and interests are changing quite a bit.  Typically during my […]

STAYING WITH BLOGGER – JUNE 2008

REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (hshawjr@blogspot.com/haroldshawjr.com) I attempted to use M/S Word 2007 as my BlogWriter, but many of the more “advanced” features, didn’t translate well, when posted to the blog. […]

A BLOG BUTTERFLY

REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (hshawjr@blogspot.com/haroldshawjr.com) I have been looking around for the past 6 months for the perfect blogwriter, I have looked in-depth at Windows LiveWriter (which is pretty good), […]

NOT EVERYONE WANTS/NEEDS COLLEGE

REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (hshawjr@blogspot.com/haroldshawjr.com) Things that I believe are limiting or slowing progress of education in the U.S. and Maine are: High Stakes Testing, Standards Based Education, Lack of […]

FIVE THINGS TO LIVE BY

REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (hshawjr@blogspot.com/haroldshawjr.com) Yesterday was my final function as a teacher.  I participated in Averill High School’s Baccalaureate and Commencement exercises.  There were several instances where, I had […]

LAST DAY – JUNE 2008

REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (hshawjr@blogspot.com/haroldshawjr.com) The kids are all gone, done for the summer. We are gearing up for the beginning of Graduation weekend at Averill High School. Today is […]

TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (hshawjr@blogspot.com/haroldshawjr.com) Tomorrow is coming quickly…it will be my last day of teaching school at Averill High School @ Good Will-Hinckley.  I can safely say where I […]