While everyone is watching Dumb and Dumber, for the umpteenth time, I sneak away to write my slice for today. And, as I do, I realize that I am often sneaking away to do something or other while everyone else is otherwise occupied. In the wee hours of the morning, I sneak out of bed… Continue reading Sneaking Around
Just another busy Saturday. I got up early.I was in and out of the house several times during the day,I’m almost ready to go to sleep.It’s close to 10:00 p.m.I don’t have much energy to post anything long or too complex. Maybe just that I’m upset about the lack of progresson the house we’re building;there… Continue reading Another Busy Saturday
No internet again. Writing on my iPhone but not enjoying it at all. I had plans to continue my series of posts on assessment tonight but it’s not going to happen. Just checking in so I don’t miss a slice day. I guess this is my slice – a regular part of what my life… Continue reading Small. Inconveniences
Over the next few days, I am going to try to respond to some of the questions I posed in yesterday’s post about assessment. You can read that post here. I don’t pretend to have all the answers to these questions but ruminating about them allows me to consider some possible solutions or points of view. I… Continue reading Who is responsible for making sure students learn?
In my conversations with teachers, and in no particular order, the following questions keep coming up. Some questions are borne out of a deep frustration with practices that are not working, and with students that don’t do school the way teachers think they should. I offer these questions as food for thought. In future posts, I… Continue reading Questions on Assessment
In January, two new 6th grade students enrolled in my school.Both are beginner ESOL students.One studied English in her native country and the other one attended an international school here before transferring to my school.They’re both making progress.Student A is outgoing and a risk taker.Student B is shy and doesn’t like to speak in English… Continue reading Another Challenge
Today I read a post about not letting challenges get in the way of who we want to become or what we want to accomplish. In fact, according to the writer, challenges are the way to claim necessary changes, and to face our fears. Yet, sometimes it feels like I overcome challenges, and then a little… Continue reading Challenges