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Teaching From Here



This post will be short and sweet.  I have been playing around with a couple of different sites: Medium and LinkedIN. Trying to combine my blog with both of these sites led me to try out using If This Then That (IFTTT). Have you tried any of these sites?  Do …

I Have No Words

I Have No Words

There was a recent article posted concerning one way to save some money for our education budget.  This super cool plan even made it all the way to the Washington Post.  What is this amazing plan?  The plan that will help put a dent into our almost $1 billion deficit? …

Student Appreciation

Student Appreciation

We recently wrapped up teacher appreciation week – which is nice.  I always enjoyed the ice creams and occasional gift cards.  My administrators were always on the lookout for ways to show their gratitude.  My favorite was when Carrie Higdon hand delivered Starbucks coffee – she came by my room …

New Stuff

New Stuff

It has been a long time since my last blog post.  One of the things all of those blogging/social media websites say is most important is the frequency with which you blog.  Oops.  It is not for lack of wanting to share, more like exactly what…New Stuff is coming.  The …

Comfort Zone

Challenge Yourself

Coming up on tonight – 5 March – the #oklaed chat will focus on challenging yourself.  The idea here is to identify something in your practice that would be a bold new step for you to take.  Be intentional here.  Think outside the box.  Don’t do something crazy just to …

Maslows Pyramid

Digital Immigrants vs. Digital Natives

My #oklaed partner in crime @vperezy got my dander up the other night with the following tweet: @MrsBeck25 @TeachFromHere Sooo what is your role in the NASCAR simile? — Vanessa Perez (@vperezy) February 19, 2017 "Young teachers need no #EdTech support-they're #DigitalNatives" is same as "I can drive NASCAR cuz …


Dear Mr. Calvey

I recently received a survey from my state representative seeking input on how to address issues that face the Oklahoma Legislature.  Here is his survey exactly as it reads from the mailer: The 2017 Oklahoma Legislative Session Begins February 6. The main issues expected are: I.  Oklahoma budget.  We face …

Teaching to Our Past

Teaching To Our Students Future

My Past The classroom has changed since my first year of teaching way, way back in 1997.  I had a chalkboard, some colored chalk, and an overhead projector.  There was also a TV hanging from the ceiling for Channel One news.  Year two added an internet connected computer in the …

Comfort Zone

The Anti-Education Era

The Anti-Education Era: Creating Smarter Students through Digital Learning by James Paul Gee was a book that I read this semester.  This infographic will share what this book was about.  If this interests you, get it on Amazon.

Keep Your Coins I Want Change

Teach for America Counter Narratives

One of the books that I read this semester was Teach for America Counter Narratives: Alumni Speak up and Speak Out edited by T. Jameson Brewer and Kathleen deMarrais.  If you read through the infographic and are interested in the book, here is the Amazon link.

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