If someone said to me, “You can only take 10 posts with you to (make up a place). AND, they have to be from 2011, which posts are you going to take?
Here are my choices, in no particular order:
“Open Letter to President Obama: This is What Standardized Testing LOOKS Like”
My students had just finished taking the Spring 2011 DCAS standardized test that day. I was so upset, I came home, didn’t even take off my jacket, and wrote this.
Teachers have to realize that we are not perfect. We can make mistakes and still be great teachers. As a matter of fact, great teachers own up to their mistakes.
“If Teachers Were Treated Like Celebrities: A Short Story”
I wrote this for fun! Wishful thinking on my part. (sigh)
“Sit Down, Let’s #Chat! (My Twitter PLN)
This year, I really took advantage of what my Twitter PLN had to offer, and you can too!
“10 Gifts a Teacher Can Give Their Students
Easy gifts. Cost nothing. Priceless.
“Work as Play! Kids Just Want to Have Fun!”
I don’t want to be bored at work, and I am sure my students don’t want to be either. Spice up those lessons!:)
“Parent Accountability: Letter to a Parent #2”
I was upset when I wrote this. Boy, did I have a group that year. But you know what, I still believe enabling is bad for our students!
“They Did Not Choose Their Parents”
I heard this at a PLC conference in AZ, and it has stuck with me ever since. It has changed the way I view my students.
“What’s Love Got to do With It?…Ask Your Students!
Someone posted a comment that we do enough as teachers in response to the 10 Gifts post, I know we do. But is showing a little compassion, caring, and warmth, really going to hurt?
“Happy New (School) Year! I Resolve… An oldie, but goodie!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!