Saturday, April 4, 2009

The perfectly timed holiday

Not that I think God had the future's stressed-out overworked and underpaid student teachers in mind when He did the whole Passover/Easter deal, but who knows? The week off sure comes at the perfect time, so I'm going to say my heartfelt thanks just in case...

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Free Stuff (?)

My wise father always said "There's no free lunch" but a teacher I met the other night told me he has received 2 free laptops, including a cool all-weather military style field experiment model, and other new tech devices for his science class in the past 2 months from this website ...yes, Free!

I have not looked into any details myself yet, but if I had my own classroom I would jump on this quick before it goes the way of our 401(K)s and classroom supply budgets...

I also saw a brief article about entire districts doing away with grade levels -- what you learn and what you know is where you are? Anybody worked with anything like this?
“Pursue the things you love doing, and do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you. All other tangible rewards will come as a result.”

Maya Angelou