Monthly Archives: February 2014

Discipline–what’s the goal?

Recently, I have begun to think about discipline methods and the assumptions that underlie them.  Having been out of the classroom for a few years, I had moved away from the discipline conversation.  Now that I’ve returned to the classroom, … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Brown Grass and Mud

It has been a long winter–we’ve had enough snow to last for several winters.  This past weekend, the snow finally began to melt revealing brown grass and mud.  Usually, I’m not excited by brown grass and mud, but this year … Continue reading

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Show me the awesome (take two)

Last year I was lucky enough to be a part of the Show Me the Awesome campaign to help promote the awesome things that school libraries are doing.  This year, I’m thinking of re-purposing that phrase in my science classroom. … Continue reading

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Inspire through text

In the midst of 4 straight snow days, I decided to seek out some written inspiration.  Several years ago, a retiring staff member gave me her copy of In the Deep Heart’s Core by Michael Johnston.  It has been hanging … Continue reading

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Inspired (in the snow)

As the snow days mount this week, I’ve had little opportunity to inspire my students.  In fact, it’s February 5th, and we haven’t had one day of school in February yet.  My goals for this year have two parts, though. … Continue reading

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