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Month: November 2010

EDUCATION IS BASED ON TRUST

Image by opensourceway via Flickr I was reading It Comes Down to Trust over at “Celia’s reflections” and her blog entry jogged my mind in a different direction Education is […]

XTRANORMAL IS FUN AND EASY

Image via CrunchBase A lot of people in my PLN have been talking about and making videos in something called Xtranormal.  I have watched and chuckled more than a couple […]

WEEK IN REVIEW – NOVEMBER 27, 2010

I skipped last week’s top 5 posts because I took the previous week off from blogging and Twitter.  I read my feeds watched Twitter fly by on TweetDeck once in […]

REFOCUSING-HOW AM I DOING?

Image by jameschilds2010 via Flickr Thanksgiving break is giving me a chance to look at what kind of progress I am making in my attempts to re-focus and reduce what […]

THANK YOU – THANKSGIVING 2010

Image via Wikipedia Today is Thanksgiving and I have so much to be thankful for – family, friends, my PLN (yes I include you in this), being able to work […]

WE NEEDED A STORY MAP

The last month or so, I have been using a couple of different books and movies during class to introduce/teach various elements of literature, along with reviewing meta-cognition strategies. This […]

Office for Mac 2011 Review

Photo from:  http://www.microsoft.com/mac/products I purchased Office for Mac 2011 (Student and Home) Edition last night. Something was really wonky with my 2008 version of Office for Mac, even after I […]

TIME – EQUALS CHOICES

 TahoeSunsets by Ron A. Parke What is the one thing that all teachers complain the most about not having enough of in our day-to-day life? TIME!!!!! We are always complaining about never […]

WEEK IN REVIEW – NOVEMBER 13, 2010

This is the first week in a long time that I haven’t felt overwhelmed and just out of sorts since September rolled around.  What happened, well I finished reading the […]

MY EDUCATOR’S OATH

I was watching the Twitter stream and noticed a link to Tyler Rice’s blog Wisdom Begins with Wonder, after reading the linked entry, the link to his Educator’s Oath piqued […]

PUTTING RE-FOCUS INTO ACTION

After reading Focus by Leo Babauta I wrote the following blog post RE-FOCUSING WHAT I NEED TO DO.  I then found my copy of and selectively re-read parts of  The Power of Less also […]

Do I Really Need A Smart Phone?

I got my iPhone 3G back in May and I really thought it was exactly what I wanted and needed back then.  Now I wonder? What do I mean, am […]

I DON’T HAVE ANYTHING MORE TO GIVE

I finished reading  Focus by Leo Babauta and it confirmed for me the biggest problem that I am having with being a Special EducationTeacher – the lack of focus that […]

THE DAY THAT WASN’T

This was one of those days that no teacher ever wants. I got up feeling great, had all my lessons planned out for the week, made a few tweaks to […]

RE-FOCUSING WHAT I NEED TO DO

Image from focusmanifesto.com This morning I was reading and watching the Twitter stream go by when I read a Tweet from B_Wagoner and clicked on the link.  The link (focusmanifesto.com) […]