Archive for the Education Tag

30 Days – “Observation Area”

Day 3: Discuss one “observation” area that you would like to improve on for your teacher evaluation.

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30 Days – One Piece of Technology

Day 2:  Write about one piece of technology that you would like to try this year, and why. You might also write about what you’re hoping to see out of this edtech integration.

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I Usually buy a Calendar…

But this year, I’ve just decided to grab this calendar from diy home sweet home.

Calendar

Go check it out because the original has room for notes and to-do lists, and it fits nicely on one page.  This actually makes me really sad that I only have a black and white printer at home, because I do love the color scheme.  My plan is to laminate this and use overhead projector pens to fill in my month.

Introduction

Who am I?

I’m a high school math teacher named Amanda.  Last name to follow as soon as I decide whether or not to take my fiance’s.

I have 92 days to figure that out.

Why am I starting this blog?

I want to quit spamming my facebook friends with ed-related material.  I want to be able to easily round up things I encounter online and share my opinion.  I want to talk about books I’ve read and neat things that I’ve discovered.  I want to be able to occasionally share mathy things that are beyond the scope of my 53-minute lessons.

…because the internet is a seriously cool place and I want to keep a record of all of the resources I find.

I eventually want to add links to course materials for my students, so that they can easily catch up when they miss a day.  Right now, I’m only twenty-something, but I feel like keeping well-connected is the first step in staying young and hip.

What am I going to talk about?

Books!  I’m currently reading The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley.

Grad School! (If I get in…)

…and all of the other strange things I learn from teenagers on a daily basis.