Posts tagged with budget
Quote of the Day: D. Sanchez on GOP QEIA flim-flam “You can’t say you are saving education funding by taking away money from education funding. That’s subtraction, it’s a 2nd grade standard.” Our presence has had an effect, even though Republicans have tried to pretend it was “business as usual”. Today they responded, by sharing [...]
Quote of the Day: “The kids won’t have room to breathe.” California State Superintendent of Instruction Tom Torlakson sharing about a third grade class he visited that will go from 25 to 33 students Whew! It was a hot, sweaty day of work, with almost 200 teachers crammed into the Education Committee room, and a [...]
Above are interviews and other videos I’ve been collecting from participants over the last two days Quote of the Day: “What is wrong with us that we can’t pay teachers what they are worth and we imprison children. If you don’t get educated, you will be prison-bound.” — Debbie Look, president of the California PTA [...]
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:
- To reflect on how I am teaching, and how effective my practices are;
- To integrate and embed technology in the curriculum I teach; and,
- 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.
My philosophy of teaching is pragmatic (I’ll use what works, and I’m not particularly wed to one theory or another). I want students thinking critically, and engaged in what they are learning (Constructivism), but I know that many of my students (language learners and others) need schema, scaffolding, and explicit modeling, so I’m not afraid to use those as well.
My philosophy of technology education is that teaching comes first, but technology is an awesome tool to use to engage students, and help them create stuff. I prefer that the learning goal guide the use of technology, and not the other way around.
That’s the big picture. Other salient details are that I can be sharp, but I prefer to see the positive and connect with others rather than fighting and argufying. I can be hard on others (having high expectations), but no harder than I am on myself.
I can be contacted here.