Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Losing my mind!

So why do you supposed Google decided to up-and-change everything right at the beginning of school?  Kids are on the EXACT SAME SITE and seeing different words, styles and login tactics.  I truly would feel better if I pulled my hair out.  I feel horrible for the kids, but the majority of them are just rolling with it.  Laughing it off.  I swear - I love these kids already!

Friday, August 24, 2012

I'm Cool . . . sorta . . . in my own mind.

Today I managed to fix problems related to technology.  Who would have ever thought?  My kids are light years ahead of me, but I'm totally okay with that.  I even used the tech pen.  Mr. Kitsmiller would be soooo proud. 

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Day 1 - Block 1A

Wow!  Amazingly cool group.  I hope all my classes are this easy to get along with!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Frustration

Schoology account has disappeared . . . sort of . . . I can see it, but can't access it.  REALLY?

Friday, August 17, 2012

"To Be" Verbs

Have questions about "to be" verbs?  Check out this link - http://www.unc.edu/~dcderosa/Draftworkshops/tobeverbs.html

Or this one . . .
http://penningtonpublishing.com/blog/grammar_mechanics/how-to-eliminate-to-be-verbs-in-writing/

Sherry Owens' Blog: Contemp. Prep.

So, I'm 40 and I'm trying to figure out this whole blogging thing.  I think I'm trying to make it harder than it really is.  I was the Character Ed. coach in our district for 4 years and during that time, I focused on people, not technology.  I feel lost and anxious when it comes to creating a "new" way to teach writing.  I'm old school.  I like having a final product in my hand when the process is complete.  As a teacher, I need to know where my kids are when it comes to their writing skills. And I also know that if they have been at GLHS for the last 3 years, they have learned to write - and write well.  I, however, have to have some proof of that before I am comfortable moving forward.  I hope this gets easier, and I am confident that it will.