Saturday, May 16, 2015

Final Reflections May 2015

Inspired Writing:

I would say I have grown tremendously this academic year as have my students. Using technology as a tool to assist and improve/further excite my students...yes that goal has been accomplished. Improve and increase my toolbox with apps and tools to help my students and help with my instruction...yes check there too.

This cohort has helped me strive to push my teaching further than it has ever been. For that I am thankful. Because of that, I am seeing more I wish to do and want to do and initiate in my classroom next year.

Always moving forward while reflecting on what has and hasn't to make my teaching and their learning stronger...

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

February 3, 2015

The groundhog saw his shadow yesterday. Doesn't surprise me. Another 6 weeks of winter.
I feel energized!
I am into my teaching, using the standards regularly, and holding small focus-groups in a daily basis for Writing, Reading, Math, Science. It is marvelous!  I got an iPad Air from my building and am using it for focused instruction. I purchased a Net gear connection so now I can use the iPad wireless. It is amazing.
As an example:
I graded my students' last assignment (from Lucy of course) and will focus on small needs-based groups this week, with particular skills they lacked in any of the specific areas . This week I am focusing on the lead/intro. , quoting the source, and stating their opinion. I will have them pull up their docs online and do a double screen with the rubric. We will look at an example and a non-example. We also use the PARCC rubric (in addition to Lucy's).
SO powerful!