SHARING, CREATING & DEVELOPING-ADAPTIVE LEARNING AND EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS COMMUNITY

Oct 052013
 
Media Literacy: How to (and why we should) Teach a Music Video

Students respond to meaningful texts. I have found this to be true with traditional texts, with poetry and prose and art. I have also found this to be true for media texts. I bring in media messages that cause me to pause and question and think and usually find the same pieces are compelling for […]

Apr 262013
 
Five Minute Friday: Character Traits a Friend Should Have

It’s Five Minute Friday time!  Remember you too can join in this “writing flash mob” and/or do it with your students.  It’s a simple and quick free writing exercise.  Read my post introducing Five Minute Friday for details on how to participate.  Also, check out how to incorporate Five Minute Friday with creating interactive posters […]

Apr 122013
 
Five Minute Friday: The Here and Now

It’s Five Minute Friday time!  Remember you too can join in this “writing flash mob” and/or do it with your students.  It’s a simple and quick free writing exercise.  Read my post introducing Five Minute Friday for details on how to participate.  Also, check out how to incorporate Five Minute Friday with creating interactive posters […]

Apr 052013
 
Five Minute Friday: The After-noon Jitters

It’s Five Minute Friday time!  Remember you too can join in this “writing flash mob” and/or do it with your students.  It’s a simple and quick free writing exercise.  Read my post introducing Five Minute Friday for details on how to participate.  Also, check out how to incorporate Five Minute Friday with creating interactive posters […]

Mar 292013
 
Five Minute Friday:  "Un" "Broken"

It’s Five Minute Friday time!  Remember you too can join in this “writing flash mob” and/or do it with your students.  It’s a simple and quick free writing exercise.  Read my post introducing Five Minute Friday for details on how to participate.  Also, check out how to incorporate Five Minute Friday with creating interactive posters […]

Mar 222013
 
Five Minute Friday:  Remembering the Best of the Best

It’s Five Minute Friday time!  Remember you too can join in this “writing flash mob” and/or do it with your students.  It’s a simple and quick free writing exercise.  Read my post introducing Five Minute Friday for details on how to participate.  Also, check out how to incorporate Five Minute Friday with creating interactive posters […]

Nov 022012
 
30 Days of Ways to Fight Malaise: Things to Be Thankful for

Have you ever felt malaise in the workforce?  What did you do about it?  What can you do about it?  What is malaise? The definitions for malaise according to MacmillanDictionary.com are: “1- a general feeling of being worried, unhappy, or not satisfied“ The Thesaurus entry from MacmillanDictionary.com for this definition lists the following synonyms “range anxiety, worry, concern, stress, tension, pressure, anxiety,strain, disquiet, alarm,” etc. “2- a situation in which a society or organization is not operating effectively“ The Thesaurus entry from MacmillanDictionary.com for this […]

Jul 122012
 
Unilateral Voyage in Mission: "Possibility"

I wrote this several years ago for a school I worked at, as a thank you and goodbye.  And to say, “even though I’m leaving we are still in this vision together to reach and help students succeed.  We are in this journey together to support students in reaching their goals no matter the obstacles […]

May 182012
 
The School Year is Over—Now Have a Productive Summer!

For some students, the arrival of summer means the opportunity to lounge around and do — well — pretty much nothing. While it can be tempting to allow the dog days of summer to flow by in a blur of inactivity and laziness, doing so often isn’t the best idea. If you give in to […]

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