Goal: Seek Feedback

Part of the Goals 2010 Challenge Series, Goal 20 I remember watching a Dateline episode in which they videotaped several teachers and found that many called on boys more than girls. Apparently, the boys were also praised more. You can read the study, Co-ed Classrooms Favor Boys, to form your own opinions. What I thought […]

Goal: What Do You Believe?

Part of the Goals 2010 Challenge Series, Goal 19 One of my favorite NPR shows is This I Believe where people from all walks of life share their personal beliefs. This is in the form of an essay, which if selected is read on the radio and sometimes shared in a book. Reflection is important […]

What Did They Tweet?

3rd wk of January edition of the What Did They Tweet weekly series! This week many important events were tweeted about. Most notably, were tweets which focused on Haiti and Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday. I love the power of social media to make the world aware of international disasters. Twitter has been an important […]

Goal: Let's Move

Part of the Goals 2010 Challenge Series, Goal 18 One of the most popular resolutions is to exercise! Several members of my Personal Learning Network (PLN) have posted their physical achievements and goals. They have shared their exercise goals with their PLNs and have gained support. I love this idea, because I believe most goals […]

Goal: Tell Your Story

Part of the Goals 2010 Challenge Series, Goal 17 Many of us have caught the social media fever. We love our Personal Learning Networks (PLNs) and want to persuade all educators to participate. However, Twitter, nings, blogging, and did I mention Twitter, are not appealing to a majority of educators. In a past post, Most […]

Goal: Voice Your Appreciation

Part of the Goals 2010 Challenge Series, Goal 16 In 1996, I taught education classes at a hands-on science museum. For years I taught the same three siblings. The older brother was a nice student who was very responsible in looking after his younger brother and sister who were 6 year-old twins. The girl was […]

Goal: Cause a Ripple

Part of the Goals 2010 Challenge Series, Goal 14 While studying in college, I came across the Ripple Effect Theory. I was so enthused about the theory, I adopted it as a life motto. When we’re young we do that. Recently, I discovered that this theory has been applied to education. According, to Wise Geek, […]

Goal: Give Students Reign

Part of the Goals 2010 Challenge Series, Goal 13 When I get into discussions about integrating technology effectively in the classroom, I usually pause. I fear many schools have a long journey ahead of them, because they have yet to adopt effective teaching practices, such as facilitation and cooperative learning. These are just a few. […]

What Did They Tweet?

2nd wk of January edition of the What Did They Tweet weekly series! I have met many new friends on Twitter from the beginning of 2010! Let me introduce you to some of the great finds from them and there will be treasures from familiar friends as well. Video: I Need My Teachers @Bhsprincipal shared […]