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Classroom Update #7

April30

While there is much talk about increases in diagnoses of psychological maladies around attention issues and autism among school age students, I’m experiencing a bubble of depression problems in my classroom, that is starting to be troubling. I’m going to stick to generalities so as not to breach privacy, etc. What I will say is […]

Classroom Update #6

March24

As you know I blog about politics because my attitude is that you can ignore politics as a teacher, but that does not mean politics will ignore you. In the classroom, I try to use culturally relevant materials and to approach lessons from that point of view. Normally, teaching fifth grade in an “open” presidential […]

Keep your eye on the prize…

January24

Recently, the Oscars have been getting a lot of attention for, well I’ll let this NY Post cover explain it…  

Classroom Update #5: Have you read a good book lately?

January24

Howdy, long time, no write. I apologize, but life has been happening and that leads to less writing. Can you tell I’ve been teaching cause and effect lately? I’m doing Colonial American history with the class, and that will be the topic of this post.

Classroom Update #4 for 2015

December13

One of the ideas that the ELA curriculum wanted students to get in this first unit was, how author background affects their work. I did like the particular piece they chose for this, Langston Hughes’ Theme for English B. It was a work that I was not familiar with, but it works well with upper […]

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