Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Do now and never will do.

I've been quiet, as a blogger
Of late;
Life filled with busyness, happiness, 
With sadness
Has filled my days
Then, when you get out of the habit of writing,
The ideas are still there,
But it is hard to put fingers to keyboard.
Yet,this weekend, I attended
A Google Tech Summit
Taking with me lots and lots and lots and lots
Of high tech ideas and Google supported apps
That I will share soon.  

I also am reminded from interacting
With peers and our environment.
I took a photo of this Accountable Talk reminder
Resting on the table.
I've already implemented this idea.
I also took a photo of a "reading levels" chart
Posted proudly in that same classroom.
Children reading from Levels C to O.
I already know how that level C student feels
Each time her eyes glance up to the chart.
I'm assuming this chart was mandated.
I will never implement this idea.  
I hope you will never have to implement this idea.

High tech...low tech....a do now and a never will do! 
That's the sign of a good weekend!  

Friday, October 16, 2015

Who's talking more?

More than once, I've said, "There is too much talking going on in here!" when referring to the noise level in the room!
Yet, more than once, I've "drifted" while sitting in a class and the teacher has droned on and on and on........

It's made me think about who is talking more and who is talking less.  If we hope to increase student engagement, in many classrooms teachers should talk LESS and students should talk MORE!

Some interesting ideas!