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JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 028: Mr. Quinby’s Final Lesson: Perspective

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 28: Mr. Quinby’s Final Lesson: Perspective Four paragraphs, the passing of a family member and this fellow educator’s final lesson: perspective. Enjoy and please subscribe to my YouTube channel or subscribe to all of my blog posts (scroll to the bottom of this page, click the red FOLLOW button in the “Follow blog via email” box). MP3 version: Please Subscribe: YouTube Channel Apple … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 028: Mr. Quinby’s Final Lesson: Perspective

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Year3-Week14: Thoughts from the Educational Trenches

Year3-Week14: Thoughts from the Educational Trenches I like being an educational grunt on the front lines in the classroom and take some pride that what others theorize about, I have to make happen. It might be a fool’s errand, but you can’t tell me what we’re supposed to be doing in the classroom if you’ve never spend any given week teaching in said classrooms. And … Continue reading Year3-Week14: Thoughts from the Educational Trenches

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Daily Selfie App Didn’t Survive iPhone Upgrade, Time to Rethink Priorities

Daily Selfie App Didn’t Survive iPhone Upgrade, Time to Rethink Priorities I’ve been using Everyday.app on my iPhones since April 2011, using it to grab a daily selfie that could be used to create time-elapse videos. This was something that I began, in part, because these videos disproved something that I was accused of many years ago, that I only published flattering photos of myself … Continue reading Daily Selfie App Didn’t Survive iPhone Upgrade, Time to Rethink Priorities

DailyRandomSh*t: “He Looked at Me Funny”

DailyRandomSh*t: “He Looked at Me Funny” A quote from one of my kindergarten classes or Huckabee-Sanders explaining the last press-briefing kerfuffle? So the Reality-TV “president,” who is 100% dependent on being the constant first story in the 24-hour news cycle, has another plan to control the press… Wait for it… New rules of conduct for journalists covering the White House! New Rules?! If “civility” becomes … Continue reading DailyRandomSh*t: “He Looked at Me Funny”

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 27: Better Online/Better Face-to-Face - Career Networking with Craig Kirk

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 27: Better Online/Better Face-to-Face – Career Networking with Craig Kirk

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 27: Better Online/Better Face-to-Face – Career Networking with Craig Kirk This podcast explores the value and focus of creating or maintaining a career related social network with LinkedIn advocate, Craig Kirk. Enjoy and please subscribe to my YouTube channel or subscribe to all of my blog posts (scroll to the bottom of this page, click the red FOLLOW button in the “Follow blog … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 27: Better Online/Better Face-to-Face – Career Networking with Craig Kirk

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Year3-Week12: The Value of Pressure in Learning

Year3-Week12: The Value of Pressure in Learning The original idea was to post at the end of every week something with much more reflection and thoughtfulness than my previous daily social media posts that I had done over the past two-years. I was able to keep to that schedule for the first eight-weeks or so, but have faltered and failed since then. I got very … Continue reading Year3-Week12: The Value of Pressure in Learning

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JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 26: Better Online/Better Face-to-Face – The American Railroad Error

JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 26: Better Online/Better Face-to-Face – The American Railroad Error Episode 26: Better Online/Better Face-to-Face – The American Railroad Error. This podcast explores the question: Are online connections valid compared to face-to-face connections? Enjoy and please subscribe to my YouTube channel or subscribe to all of my blog posts (scroll to the bottom of this page, click the red FOLLOW button in the “Follow … Continue reading JBB’s Final Thoughts Episode 26: Better Online/Better Face-to-Face – The American Railroad Error

Year3-Week8: “Classroom Management”

Year3-Week8: “Classroom Management” The key to school/student/learning success is student engagement by 24-years experience in the classroom I should have known that “classroom management” could be a problem for me going all the way back to when I was doing observations/volunteer work as part of my teacher training program back in the early 1990s. I remember it differently, having just looked at the short note … Continue reading Year3-Week8: “Classroom Management”

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Year3-Week7: Course Adjustments

Year3-Week7: Course Adjustments I’ve gone on record saying that you make (teaching) plans so that you can pivot and change them based on the circumstances. This was that kind of week. For the past couple weeks I had been running the ragged edge trying to roll out the three thematic curriculum programs for my six grade levels and getting this year’s robotics team up and … Continue reading Year3-Week7: Course Adjustments