Tag Archives: Teaching

Teacher Spotlight: Teachers From My Past…


I’m about two days away from going on a month-long break between the Fall and Spring semester.  Suffice to say, I’m rather looking forward to working on a combination of pet projects, candidacy exam prep, and the infamous “honey do” … Continue reading

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The Old College Try: Finals Week


And in the blink of an eye, final exams are here. It seems only a few months ago, I was in front of two new groups of students at the beginning of a new year.  Now, classes have dwindled in … Continue reading

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The Old College Try: Coaching in the Classroom.


I’m going into my fifth year of teaching so I still consider myself something of a neophyte teacher.  Still, I’m fortunate to have some non-traditional background that I bring with me into my classroom–particularly that of having been in the … Continue reading

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The Old College Try: Welcome to the Middle of Nowhere!


It’s been some time since my last post.   For the three consistent readers out there, my apologies!-)  It’s the end of October, midterms are nearly two weeks since passed, and now I’m beginning to try and find a vision for … Continue reading

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The Old College Try: Youthful Enthusiasm Knows No Age


If you want a better teacher, be a better student. And the same for my fellow teachers out there–if you want better students, be a better teacher. Continue reading

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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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