Thursday, May 29, 2008

Teacher for a Day

Edutopia just released it Reader's Survey for 2008. I was so happy to see one of my favorite blogs, The Cool Cat Teacher blog make the list. Not only do they list the best tech tools, blogs, etc., but they also list "Who from the past or present, You'd like to teach your class for a day?"
After thinking very long and hard, I chose my dad. He didn't want me to become a teacher and often asks me what I do all day!? I think he would make a great teacher and would come to like it if he actually tried it. He is just crazy enough that the students would dig him. Who would you pick to teach your class for the day?

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Must SEE Video of the Week

I received a email from Barbara Feldman about this video made by Don Crowther.
Like I always tell my students, "It doesn't matter if you win or lose, it's how you play the game."
I am going to show this to my 6th graders in homeroom to pump them up for the NJ ASK tomorrow.
They keep asking so many questions about the NJASK such as: "Why do we have to take it?"
"Does it count?"
"What does it mean?"
I tell them this their one chance to show how much they have learned and how much they know. The only person it really matters to is YOU! If, at the end of testing, you feel like you did your personal best, then that is what counts. So I guess it really is about "how you feel at the end of the day."