Monthly Archives: February 2011
Our job as teachers is to take the mundane, tedious routines and transform them into positive, enriching, nurturing experiences for children. Taking the time to truly listen and make eye contact with that anxious little girl who just can’t keep quiet any longer about her princess movie. Authentically praising that 4 year old boy who just learned how to zip his coat… All by himself! Continue reading
Teachers know all about rules and why they need to be followed! Don’t be late!…Don’t be tardy!…Get your assignment completed on time!….Listen!…Answer!…Move!…Sit down!
Here’s what I like about my on-site courses in Omaha….We break the rules. Continue reading
My school lunches were abysmal. I can seriously still taste the peas (from high school) that were probably tinned when Sputnik orbited the Earth – preserved for the consumption of unsuspecting school children everywhere in the 1970′s. No wonder we plodded our way to a childhood obesity epidemic – even at my old school, many of my students ate muffins, chips and cookies for lunch. Continue reading
What were these two guys about and what was this company they had built from the basement up? I say that with a smile, because Learner’s Edge started in the basement of Joe’s home. Two guys in a basement – who knew? Continue reading
I just hate to see the institution of the Science Fair evaporate. All sorts of skills- interpersonal, presentation, research, source differentiation, even collaboration- are utilized in events that have or had different levels of competition, even. What’s next on the axe- Spelling Bees? Continue reading