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
Friday, May 4, 2012
Sleeping ourselves into creativity?
New studies suggest we may be at our most creative while asleep. Dream on, all!
Monday, Apr. 23, 2012
Shhh! Genius At Work
By Jeffrey Kluger
Sleep, as ancient maps once labeled uncharted territories, is where the dragons be. The human brain is a loud and messy and stormy place. We spend our days in a sensory typhoon, buffeted by sights and sounds and experiences, and all that time the brain's prefrontal cortex keeps order: focus here, tend to that, ignore the rest. But at night, the prefrontal punches out--and the crazy begins to stir.
To go to sleep is to enter a world entirely like our own and entirely unlike it too. You can board a plane that's really a car that flies to Russia, except...