Blogs on Middle (6-8)

Blogs on Middle (6-8)RSS
Andrew MarcinekOctober 19, 2010

Today more than ever, people are capable of publishing their thoughts to a vast audience. Comments, tweets, and status updates are ubiquitous and constant. However, are we really focusing on the quality of the message we are putting out there? Are we really providing useful information or are we just adding to the noise?

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Dr. Katie KlingerOctober 18, 2010

Reading local newspapers about yearly school progress can certainly be discouraging. And as backwards as it may seem, each article makes me wonder if we are indeed setting the "bar" for success too low? Too low, you say, when students often do not make the minimum proficiency set by each state?

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Eric BrunsellOctober 13, 2010

In August, I wrote about the importance of providing children with role models in science, technology, engineering (STEM). In that post, I encouraged teachers to participate in the #scichat Challenge by inviting an expert into your classroom, either in-person or by using technology (You still have time to participate!).

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Heather Wolpert-GawronOctober 6, 2010

The first paycheck I ever received sent me to an art gallery to buy a print of an artist I had seen years before.

The first paycheck I ever received sent me to an art gallery to buy a print of an artist I had seen years before. Read More

Betty RayOctober 1, 2010

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to attend a panel discussion called "Culture Shift, Alternatives to Suspension: Creating Connections for All Students," which highlighted the effectiveness of a restorative justice and youth court as an innovative approach to juvenile justice.

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Eric BrunsellSeptember 29, 2010

Teaching science through science inquiry is the cornerstone of good teaching.

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Dr. Katie KlingerSeptember 27, 2010

Even though Hawaii was one of the states awarded Race to the Top funds back in the second round, we still know it takes the grass roots efforts of parents and teachers to make positive change for their children academically.

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Andrew MarcinekSeptember 24, 2010

"My screen is blue."

"My computer froze and I lost all my work."

"It didn't save."

"It's blocked."

One of the biggest distracters of technology integration is what I like to call the "technology fails." They are frequent, inevitable, and frustrating. This reason alone is why many teachers avoid integrating technology in to his or her class.

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Ben JohnsonSeptember 23, 2010

If something breaks at home, dad is the one to fix it. This was applied to me the other day when the dryer started making a clack-CLACK noise. I took it apart to see what was going on and I made a few adjustments to the drum and then put it back together. Low and behold, when my wife tried to dry some clothes, the drum would not turn. I knew immediately what the problem was.

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