Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Old College Try: Tweaking the Old


I still have a few things left to put up (diplomas, pictures, etc) to personalize the place but otherwise, I finished settling in by late morning so I could begin my last-minute preparations. I spent a little time today redeveloping old lesson plans and work schedules to find a healthy balance of rigor while not sacrificing student enthusiasm as I tweaked the old. Continue reading

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The Old College Try: Summer Breaks for No One!


Despite it being summer, I suppose professional development breaks for no teacher! Continue reading

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The Old College Try: Preparing for a New School and Students


I’m on vacation right now–my first full day down in Vero Beach, Florida. Of course, after another day or so, I’ll begin to do what I do best: work while on vacation. Continue reading

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My Road to the Ph.D.: Summer 2010 Wrap Up


I finish my last class this afternoon and wrap up my first summer of doctoral study here at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Here are a few things I’ve learned this summer (in no particular order)… Continue reading

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