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The Common Core: It’s not the WHAT…..it is the HOW.

*cover strawberry core image by: millionaire via deviantart, licensed by Creative Commons My desire to independently explore the meaning of the Common Core State Standard Initiative has led me through … Continue reading

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February 26, 2013 · 4 Comments

What does it mean to SEE a student? Part 1?

Across the room, gazes are barely upon me.  Shifting glances make their way to my eyes, attempting to send the message that yes, I am trying to hear you.  This … Continue reading

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January 25, 2012 · 4 Comments

Layers and Learning

When I originally wrote these thoughts, I was immersed in a unit about Earth’s Materials with my students.  They were fascinated with mica, and I found that I, too, could … Continue reading

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November 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

On never making it past WW II…

Like most normal people, I spent the day thinking about Social Studies curriculum.  And since I have no shortage of opinions or mood swings, my post started early in the … Continue reading

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October 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

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