Day 2

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Day 2

Yes, we’ve just finished Day 2 in the new school year. My new students are sweet, enthusiastic, and motivated despite temperatures that have hovered around 100 degrees. There is much to be excited about this year. We get to continue using iPads and computers. And we just learned about Schoology.com. It’s sort of an educational Facebook with incredible potential for teachers and students. This afternoon, we snuck out of our blisteringly hot room and found an air conditioned room that was empty. My students were excited to be in the a/c and to make their new accounts on Schoology. My …

5 am

I’m woke up this morning an hour before the alarm. The beginning of another school year is nearly here. I have a training to go to today. There are still new things to learn for me even after twenty-eight years of teaching. During the summer, when my life is pretty stress free I typically sleep very well. But when I have things to get done, to think about, to learn, I wake too early with my mind racing. This morning I’m thinking about new students, new technology, and new Common Core Standards. Will I be able to construct and present …