Monthly Archives: March 2011

Five days

Tick, tick, tick. Five days. That’s how long  until our Holocaust Exhibit opens. There are moments I want to panic; But most of the time, we’re busy, and on track.  But to be honest, when you haven’t done anything like this before, you don’t … Continue reading

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An Hour in the Classroom of a Tech Teacher

On any given day, my class begins much like most others.  The bell rings.  Students file in, in groups of two or three.  Laughing, joking as they make their way to their seats. One student saddles up to my desk and states, … Continue reading

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Today was one of those days that does not make me feel good as a teacher; actually, I feel like a failure.  Most days in my class, I feel more like a researcher than a teacher, trying to discover what works … Continue reading

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Why I love my Wiki

Depending on the subject, I use my wiki for a variety of things. But the bottom-line is, I’d be lost without it, which is a bit of a surprising statement considering 7 months ago I didn’t use it. When I … Continue reading

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Sweet Conversation

This morning I sat at my desk and smiled.   My students met for the second time to discuss the Holocaust novels they are reading.  We’ve switched from traditional Q & A, to something much more akin to a book club. This time … Continue reading

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