Best of 2008 Blog Posts and What I Learned from them..


Not teaching students how to work independently is like not teaching students students how to read because they don’t know how. Yes, some classes come in and they work better on their own than others but if they can’t work on their own, that’s where you come in.

Don’t give up on your independent work time because students don’t know how to do it. Those students who don’t know how to work indpendently are the ones who need you the most.

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Howdy! I teach sixth grade at an elementary school in Sacramento, CA. I started my career in Oakland, Ca, and moved here to Sacramento in 2001.

My goals are:

  1. To reflect on how I am teaching, and how effective my practices are;
  2. To reflect on my profession, and how effective various practices are;
  3. To understand the political and cultural context that we teach in; and,
  4. To network with other like-minded educators.

To help me reach my goals, I use this blog as a place for me to reflect on best practices, and the practices I’m (trying to) putting in place in my classroom.

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The views expressed here are those of the writer and do not those of Sacramento City Unified School District.