Category Archive: Experiences

Apr 02

Making the days before a break count #AprilBlogADay

Burning Cheetos for science!

The last few days leading up to a break can be challenging for all involved. Teachers are tired, students are tired, the days feel long and the break too far away, and yet there is still learning to do and class time to use wisely. So how do you make the days before a break …

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Mar 14

How do you like teaching high school?

Science Fair

Note: I started writing this post in December. I am finally finishing it up today! I get this question frequently since I made a change for middle school to high school this year. The question is often followed up with “Which do you like better?” and of course, “What do you teach?” My response of …

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Aug 28

Shall we gather at the river #C2CwithGP


It’s been seven weeks since I left on my Creeks to Coast trip with Georgia Aquarium. When the opportunity to be a part of this weeklong experience was presented, I had no idea all of the amazing things I would learn. I also had no idea how the experiences from the trip would permeate throughout …

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Jun 23

It was time to say goodbye to start a new adventure

Goodbye Lanier

A month ago, school wound down. Like other years, I started going through all of my supplies, papers, and books, purging out what I no longer needed. And just like many other years, I began packing up what remained of my classroom for a move. But this year, something was different. Instead of moving down …

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Jun 17

I’m *that* kid!

A couple of weeks ago, I spend a week in professional development training for a couple pieces of software I’ll be using with students this fall. On the last day, we were able to take exams to become certified users of the software. And from my experience this week and with the exams, I’ve realized …

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Apr 27

Funding Inspiration

funding inspiration

I received a letter in my post box yesterday from a student in my neighborhood. It made me sad. It reminded me of how difficult it is to fully fund inspiring activities for students in our school systems. The letter explained that two teams from our local middle school (not where I teach) won the …

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Apr 25

Imagination Games: 20 Ways to Fight Post Standardized Test Boredom

imagination games

It’s standardized testing season! I am sure you and your students are so excited! (or perhaps not) No matter what your feelings, they are a requirement. Since students test in groups, there are bound to be some students who finish earlier than others. We found out this year that students cannot read when they are …

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