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The Vessay

Yes, the Vessay.  It’s new.  Or at least it is to my students. When you’ve done something as momentous and challenging as creating a Holocaust museum, what do you do next?  It’s not about topping it, it’s about challenging and … Continue reading

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Taking the Plunge

Sunday evening I made an important, and now irrevocable, decision.  Even though I understand the importance of student-centred learning,  I haven’t switched to this approach in my Bio 30 class.  I keep thinking, “I’ll do it next year.”  Finally, I stopped and asked, “Why … Continue reading

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Roller Coaster

I had no idea becoming a different type of teacher was so exhausting. The process of analyzing, reflecting, and changing almost everything can be absolutely depleting. Some evenings I have crawled into bed at 7:30.  But it is also exhilarating and humbling, … Continue reading

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Daring

Today, I have been mulling over the words of classmate Danielle Stinson, which really was the catalyst to bring this post together.  It’s been in pieces for days, but no longer.  And it looks very different from when I first started; … Continue reading

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Conversations

 There are  days when I am fortunate enough to have conversations that are deeply significant to who I am as a teacher.  Lately, they seem to happen more often. Three conversations today deeply impacted me.  Furthermore, we had a staff meeting in … Continue reading

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Loss

Although I’ve been teaching my classes differently for the past couple weeks, today was the first day we spent using technology.  In CE 10 we began researching the LRA and different ways our class might be able to help those affected in … Continue reading

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A Revolution

There’s a revolution under way in education.  Some teachers, and schools, are oblivious to it at present, in other places it seems to trickle in through the cracks.  However, other teachers have fully embraced, even welcomed, the revolution in education that … Continue reading

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Community

I’ve been thinking a lot about community this week. It likely has a lot to do with the elluminate session with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach Tuesday evening.  Several days ago, one of the families in our community had a fire in their home.  At this point, … Continue reading

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A new way

Yesterday I did something crazy.  Instead of teaching the lesson I had planned for CE 10, I ditched it.  Yep, ditched it.  Highly unusual for me.  I do not fly by the seat of my pants; I always know where … Continue reading

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