Posts tagged with motivator

Week in Lab Week Six 2010

October16

I’m writing this in the early hours at a chalet in Tahoe before starting a writers retreat with Accomplished California Teachers. This will likely end up more abbreviated than I’ve managed the last few weeks. First Grade We’re finishing up short vowels, and I just need to figure out what direction to go into next. [...]

Week in Lab Week Five 2010

October9

My week was broken up a bit by a short stint in the jury pool for my county. I was not selected, so I only missed a day. In addition to my prep duties, I also cover a class for the first half hour of the day while teachers meet in grade-levels to do what’s [...]

What’s Happening in the Lab, Week 6

October18

Lots of stuff happening, and a lot has been coming together is some really nice ways. No major complaints this week. First up, second graders continued work on their story telling unit (Sharing Stories in Open Court Reading). I started a VoiceThread where I asked students to share lessons learned from the fairytale we watched [...]

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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.

I can be contacted here.

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