Getting Around

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Wow, it's been awhile

I've been busy doing all sorts of things in the last two years. Not sure what to add exactly, but here are some of the small changes in my life in no particular order:

  • I am still in a science classroom, but I teach math and business. I have to shuffle off to the computer lab for two periods for business, but it's a lot less work than teaching science.
  • I now have TABLES (yay!) in my room instead of desks.  The kids hate them. I love them. I don't use the back of the science room right now because I got tired of having to micro-manage behavior. I'll get back to it one of these days.
  • We are now using Instructure's Canvas for our LMS. I miss Schoology, but I like that everyone's using the same thing. No one's missing My Big Campus, which I dumped after a few tries.
  • 1-to-1 iPads. Crazy. We only got them just before Thanksgiving so it's still new. 
  • I have become the departmental data person, along with one of the new teachers. It's fun, but takes a lot of time. I do love me some good data though.
  • I am participating in a teacher study group at Local U about differentiating math instruction. I am trying new things and learning a lot from some very smart educators in the area.
  • A year and a half ago my state dumped Common Core. So much fun's been had since then.
Anyway, not sure how much I'll post, but I feel like it might be good for me to get out here again.

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