December 2006 Archives

Twas the night before Christmas And all through the house Not a teacher was stirring Not to grade or to grouse The folders were stacked By the desktop with care In hopes they’d be graded As if I were there The students at home Must be snug in their beds Independent variables Dance in their heads My wife with her vacuum And me with my blog Get set for the onslaught Of sisters and dog Once all were asleep There arose such a ruckus What could it be that Had up upon snuck us Away from my door A ...

I know that after last post you are waiting at the edge of your feed-readers to discover how my videotape of kids learning about databases in the library displays the rest of the ten standards related to Entry Two. And believe me, I want to discover this too. However, please allow me a week’s digression to pick the lint out of the bellybutton of my blog, and simultaneously fulfill a request to write a quick piece about it from the editor of the NVWP’s Journal. The truth about this blog is that it’s a blast to write-- ...

Eating liver. Grading papers. Doing the dishes. It’s not that there’s nothing to be said for activities like these. It’s just, most of it isn’t good. Especially when you’re at the beginning of the process, feeling put off by the idea of the work rather than the work itself. Which sometimes isn’t that bad (except for the liver). In the spirit of one bite at a time, here is a list of just three little things from the first five of the ten standards which apply to Entry Two. After all, I’ve only ...

Last Thursday I gave a lesson in the media center on how to use the databases for scientific research and had kids start working on a “search ladder” that helps them find good sources to use for upcoming “idea papers.” One really great thing about the lesson was that the librarian (sorry-- media center specialist) was kind enough to videotape me three periods in a row. The first time, we worked on camera angles and where to place the mic. The second time, the camera somehow clicked off. And the third time.... we got it! Usable footage. One student asked ...


Recent Comments

  • Nurse Practioner: Nursing is one of the most rewarding careers you can read more
  • Is Alive: very excellent post, i will be bookmarking your blog read more
  • Rina Butt: Excellent post. I was checking continuously this blog and read more
  • free unlock: I am not certain where you are getting your information, read more
  • Martina Klamm: Immer wieder eine wahre Freude deine Artikel zu lesen. bin read more




Technorati search

» Blogs that link here