Month: August 2014

Guest Speakers, Research, and Notebooks, Oh My!

Busy Monday. I don’t know about the rest of you, but we are back with a vengeance at my school. A vengeance. I did manage to crawl out from under a pile of paperwork today to have a guest speaker in Sociology. She is a social worker from a local group home. At first, I

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Back for a Week (Kind of)

It hasn’t been quite a full week, yet–our students returned last Wednesday–but we are going along full steam (English teachers, forgive the cliche; I’m too tired to think of something original). What an (almost) week it’s been! If you read last week’s edition, you know I am doing interactive notebooks for the very first time

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Put Their Hands On…Interactive Notebooks

Sounds daunting, right? Well, it is, a little, when you’re first starting out. These things have been around since the 70s (so the technology involved is a xerox machine and a bottle of glue–no dittos, please), but they seem to be all the rage, lately. I have been teaching for 13 years now, seven of

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