Year Three Week Two – The Plan’s First Trial

Year Three Week Two – The Plan’s First Trial “No plan survives contact with the enemy,” Helmuth von Moltke the Elder, German Field Marshal I think I scared myself last week when posited the difficulty of teaching a single subject across six grade levels much less five subject areas across said six grade levels. Oops. I feel like Year One had been somewhat torpedoed because … Continue reading Year Three Week Two – The Plan’s First Trial

Year Three

Year Three Even though I’ve been running classrooms for 23-years, the challenge of beginning another school year is more than a little overwhelming. As if that weren’t enough, I also closed on my new condo on the first day of classes, so add moving and setting up a new home to the “beginning of the school year” challenges. But unlike the previous two-years, because I … Continue reading Year Three

What Do Online Educators Do: Tools of the Trade

Many years ago, when I was describing my job as a tech specialist at my school to an in-law she responded with a dismissive, Oh, so you’re not really a teacher anymore. Wow, talk about taking the air out of my sails. There are so many wrong headed and largely nostalgic notions about what educators do that it’s not too surprising that adding the online … Continue reading What Do Online Educators Do: Tools of the Trade