As a public educator, I aim to share my story with those interested about what really happens inside today's classroom. I hope my stories inspire, educate, and entertain you, as the calling of teaching is never neat or predictable. Please note that my blog content does not necessarily reflect the viewpoints or beliefs of my school district or colleagues.
Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!
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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown
My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.
"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather
Saturday, October 1, 2011
YouTube for Educators!
SO cool -- check this out, and create your own account!
There is a lot to fish through but some really good stuff. The coolest features are that you can make your own username/channel using your school ‘identity’ , create a playlist, and then post on edline, etc for student supports, homework, etc.
Disclaimer: There is more to ‘sift’ through in order to find what you want. On the other hand once you find a person/group—you can subscribe to their channels and get updates when more is created.
*As we have opportunities to subscribe to things—I strongly suggest you keep your professional and personal subscriptions separate. For example, I have a personal twitter account but a separate on using my school email for twitter, YouTube, school tube, etc. Makes it easy to keep separate and not accidently share personal information.
COOLEST thing—There are people out there doing amazing things and capturing them on video. This is a great resource and often has links like this one http://youtu.be/gqvYOr78THo which will grab kids attention. This spotlighted video show the authors combination of music, rap, and science—worth watching!