I voted last night in the MACUL Board Elections, and I have to say that the more time I spend as a part of the association, the more difficult it becomes to decide who to vote for.
When I first joined MACUL 5 years ago I only knew a small handful of people in the organization, and of those, only one person on the board was someone familiar to me. So when I looked at the ballot, I was presented with a number of unfamiliar names, a bio of them, and… Continue
How often do you ask yourself "am I doing enough?" I've been blessed to have a number of fantastic role models in my life; both educators and leaders that have shown me that a truly dedicated teacher will always be asking themselves whether or not their instruction is getting better or worse?
No middle of the road here. Just as the sliding sands of a Lake Michigan dune will give way beneath your feet as you attempt an assent, so too will efficacy in the classroom slip from your grasp… Continue
I just looked through my Ed Tech feeds on Bloglines during my planning period and I'm beyond suffocating with the amount of great ideas, resources, and thoughts out there this morning. I'd go so far as to say that I feel as though I've just survived a deluge of educational brilliance, and the tide just keeps rising. Here's a quick look with what's blown me away these past few minutes:
I haven't made a single post to my blog this summer. On an average week, I'll write three or four posts about the little tricks and resources I find online, or share some student examples or thoughts about making technology easier to use in the classroom. Unfortunately, with the end of the school year behind me, and the duties of the part-time summer job, I find my opportunities for reflection few and far between.
I can usually write up a few posts during my plan time at school, or… Continue
Added by Ben Rimes on June 28, 2007 at 10:48am —
Is it just me, or do the teachers get as bad as the students during the last mont of school? I've noticed myself staying up later, which makes me more tired during the day, and less energetic to deal with behavior issues. LIkewise, the students are staying up longer, and come to school with the same tired behavior that somehow encourages them to act just a bit more "crazy" than usual. Not that I'm complaining, as I love the much more relaxed atmosphere in the last few weeks of school.
Added by Ben Rimes on May 30, 2007 at 8:49am —