Dear Edwina Junior The middle school students at St. Augustin School had four performances of Dear Edwina Junior last week. The main cast spends five weeks practicing after school. The remainder of the students (extras, backstage, and light/sound booth) spend one week of half-day musical practice and three days of full-day musical practice to perfect… Continue reading Dear Edwina Junior, Branding, and Monopoly May-pril
Conferences: Conferences were last week, and although I appreciate and welcome the opportunity to talk to parents about student progress, I also love the conference compensation day after the long nights. It was a long week. Musical: This week half-day musical practices start for all of our middle school students. They are performing the show… Continue reading Conferences, Musical, and Branding
PD Sessions: For graduate school this week, I developed two professional development sessions centered on technology integration. Each session is three hours. The objectives for the first session include: teachers will reflect on current ways that they integrate technology in their classrooms teachers will discuss and reflect on an article that introduces eight keys to… Continue reading PD Sessions, Flipped Classrooms, and House Olympics
I learned so much about leading effective professional development sessions centered on technology integration. Here are some of my favorite quotations and highlights: “One-shot workshops, added expense of training, lack of continued support, isolated knowledge, unawareness of school needs, lack of knowledge and support from leadership all contribute to the ineffectiveness of technology staff development”… Continue reading Professional Development Investigation and Robot Presentations
Catholic Schools Week: We are embracing Catholic Schools Week at St. Augustin. On Saturday, we hosted a culture fair. Each classroom selected a country that one of our families is from… My classroom was Spain. We created tri-fold information boards and had food samples. Visitors received a passport at the door and cycled through each… Continue reading Catholic Schools Week, QR Codes, Desmos.com, and Puppy Paws
It was an eventful week in Room 202. Studies: For graduate school, I am researching effective technology integration in the mathematics classroom… I am learning so much! Some of my favorite takeaways were: “A teacher’s pedagogy should drive the technology, rather than technology being used for technology sake” (Northcote, 2015, p. 22). “As a result… Continue reading Studies, Silly Stories, Songs, Spanish, and Strep
This is one of two bulletin boards currently displayed in my classroom… It means just as much to me as I hope it does to my students. Even though I am twenty-something, settled, and satisfied, there are still some new choices to make this year in 2016. You’re reading the product of one of my first… Continue reading New Year. New Choices.