I can't believe I'm almost done with my first semester of grad school! I also can't believe I'm about to go back to work. Monday I have a training. Thursday, I begin in-service. I am really excited to take what I've learned this semester and apply it in the classroom! I have so many ideas … Continue reading Living a Thousand Lives
Last week was a flurry of activity since I was trying to finish everything I needed to in order to go on vacation without having to do all the work on the road. Here are some of my favorite pictures: It felt so good to sit on the beach with a good book and … Continue reading Vacation and Exam
This week during our weekly webinar we talked about several excellent websites. http://starlocalmedia.com/allenamerican/news/local-comic-book-artist-staging-first-ever-texas-latino-comic/article_f2cc6f3e-61b6-11e7-8ee8-03c9b6ac575a.html elpesohero.com I was so excited to hear this story! It is this Saturday in Dallas. Unfortunately I will be out of town on Saturday, otherwise, I'd go. I am definitely going to see about getting some of the books for my classroom … Continue reading Final Sprint
Everything this week is centered around either teaching research or doing research. I'm exited that I was able to do a project that I can use for the Historical Fiction Unit this year. Here is a google search for my Fever 1793 group. I haven't decided if I want to create a custom search for … Continue reading Theme of the Week: Research
What I learned this week, along with my victories and defeats involving my schoolwork.
It's been another exciting week here. I was quietly laughing about one of my assignments this week. I learned what a makerspace is from a little online Googling. It is a fascinating concept, full of so many possibilities. Our assignment was to create a makerspace project. I found some useful sites: The Librarian's Guide to … Continue reading Makerspace
Week two of 5720 and 5001 Steven King has a book called On Writing in which he tells of his writing journey. That journey gets rather ugly at points but is ultimately inspiring. Then the second half of the book is his advice to aspiring writers. The advice he gives boils down to: sit down … Continue reading On Recording
Week One of 5001 and 5720: Education has changed quite a bit in the last 20 years. This is partly because these are masters level courses rather than undergraduate level courses so they are understandably more difficult. I imagine they will get even more challenging from here on out as we delve deeper into the … Continue reading The Squirrel and the Nut