Hyperdoc on Tap

So, I bought the book, I've actually read it (that's what you're supposed to do with the books you buy, right?) and I made a few docs.  I even poked around online and looked at docs others have made. I made my first Hyperdoc late last Spring for Earth Day, and my second for the Summer …

STEM & Literacy: Learning about Earning

Literacy,  noun the ability to read and write; competence or knowledge in a specified area. I am always thinking of new ways to incorporate reading, writing and discussions into my science curriculum.  After a discussion with a co worker about exposing our students to things they wouldn't otherwise be exposed to, I've decided to start a …

By the End of this School Year You Will…

You know the drill. Its the way we write our objectives, our expected learning outcomes,  so students know what it is they're about to be exposed to, and what they are expected to learn by the end of their learning experience.  It gives them focus and helps them recognize their role in their learning. Why …

Ready to Quit Teaching? Try Job Crafting First

I think I’ve started doing this… and didn’t even realize it… mmmm Yay me!

AFFECTIVE LIVING

At the end of this year, I had a major thought: I need alcohol. Then, I had a more productive thought: I need a change. You’ve had those years, right? When the challenges of teaching stalk you like dementors, sucking the life out of your soul?

But as much as I’ve thought about waving goodbye to education, I know that my sense of purpose would suffer. There are aspects of education that no other career can offer me. I also know that the grass is greener where you water it.

If you are like me, and you know you need change, consider doing a little job crafting before kicking your calling to the curb.

Job Crafting? Tell Me More . . .

Job crafting is a practice studied and supported by researchers like Amy Wrzesniewski of Yale, Justin Berg of Upenn, and Jane Dutton of the University of Michigan. Wrzesniewski describes…

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