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FRIENDSHIP – DOES IT EVER REALLY END?

REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (hshawjr@blogspot.com/haroldshawjr.com) I just received an e-mail from my best friend while I was stationed on the Coast Guard Cutter SPAR.  It was a very bittersweet message, […]

THE WEEK THAT WAS!!!!

REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (hshawjr@blogspot.com/haroldshawjr.com) I just haven’t had time to really write a blog entry for over a week.  It has just been crazy…life got in the way.  Let’s […]

Cleaning UP The Computer – 2008

REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (hshawjr@blogspot.com/haroldshawjr.com) Today has been a very stressful day, my wife underwent a procedure this morning to help find out what has been going on.  Everything came […]

SCHOOL STARTED WITHOUT ME – SEPT 2008

REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (hshawjr@blogspot.com/haroldshawjr.com) Another school year has begun and for the first time in 7 years it started without me.  I have talked about school starting with a […]

WE GOT OUR KYACK’S TODAY

REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (hshawjr@blogspot.com/haroldshawjr.com) We finally did it, broke down and bought our own Kyaks. We have borrowed other people’s and have always enjoyed it. But we looked around […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Change Back Update to Blogger – 2008

REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (hshawjr@blogspot.com/haroldshawjr.com) on 10/27/10 The change back to blogger has had a couple of bumpy spots – such as: no direct “import” ability on the part of […]

SWITCHING BACK TO BLOGGER MAY 2008

REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (hshawjr@blogspot.com/haroldshawjr.com) on 10/27/10 I have decided to switch back to Blogger as my main blog site. No there is nothing wrong with Edublogs, it is a […]

WEB 2.0 APPLICATION BUTTERFLY

REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (hshawjr@edublogs.org) I feel more like a Web2.0 butterfly since October 2007 than anything else.  As I flit from software application to web application to the next […]

THE LAST 6 WEEKS OF SCHOOL – SUCK

REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (hshawjr@edublogs.org) The hardest part of the school year is the last six weeks. The wide-eyed enthusiasm that was there when school opened in the fall, is now […]

Low ability teachers, low ability students?

REPOSTED FROM MY THOUGHTS (hshawjr@blogspot.com/haroldshawjr.com) on 10/27/10 Cross Posted @ Dangerously Irrelevant. This is an interesting issue to discuss, as a teacher who is leaving the profession as an active teacher […]