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Looks like a Saturday morning to me!

Looks like a Saturday morning to me!

Resources for 21st Century Learning/Teaching

Anybody know some great books/articles that talk about strategies to use for 21st century learning? It’s part of my goal for my PDP. I know there’ say lot of stuff out there, I just don’t want to waste my time reading stuff that isn’t great if you have some good suggestions! Ideas?

Makes me laugh, every time!

Makes me laugh, every time!

One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.  Education is the only solution.  Education first.

Malala Yousafzai (Pakistani teen that was shot by the Taliban last year for trying to go to school)

bookmania:

Book Activity

Would he be killed?

bookmania:

Book Activity

Would he be killed?

Real heroes don’t wear capes. They work in America’s schools.

Nebla Marquez-Greenhad, mother of a girl who was killed in the Sandy Hook shooting, 

http://mychannel957.com/mother-of-sandy-hook-victim-write-powerful-letter-to-teachers/

My teaching goal for the year was going to be to try some new technology tools.

I’m quickly realizing that I’m probably going to be spending more time helping my colleagues get comfortable using the technology tools I already use (Edmodo, Dropbox, Google Docs…)

Nothing like starting the first Friday of the school year by responding to a parent e-mail complaining about the book that her son came home with from my library yesterday…

I have never read The Time Traveler’s Wife (a student donated it to my library last year, so I didn’t think it would be that bad!), but when the mom looked through it yesterday she saw several sex and drug scenarios that she was uncomfortable with her (8th grade) son reading.  

Props to her for being involved in her son’s reading and reaching out to me about whether or not I thought it was appropriate for 8th grade.  Young adult novels have so many instances of sex, drugs, and drinking, where exactly is the line when it becomes inappropriate for middle schools students?

Not exactly the way I wanted to start off parent contact this year…

Have you read The Time Traveler’s Wife?  What do you think? Have you gone through a similar situation?