Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

What a great day...really.  This is the first time that a class plans their own party.  All went well...AND for the first time in 4 years...NO ONE SPILLED THEIR SODA!

Good day...just waiting until tomorrow. Either they will be hyper from sugar or lethargic from not a lot of sleep!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Teacher Evaluation

Is there anyone in the blogosphere who lives in a state where all teachers are evaluated on the same or similar criteria?  

Is everyone evaluated at least once a year?  Are you expected to provide your own professional growth?  What about basing your pay on student achievement? 

I'm headed to a workshop this week where my state will be working on such an evaluation...bother teacher and principal.  My district will test-pilot the evaluation next year.  Let me know if you have any suggestions.  I'm wondering if we'll use Marzono's format or Danielson's?

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Movie Making

I used to make a video of our first field trip.  What do you use that will let you add pictures and movies?  I've tried iMovie with not much success.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Spelling Center

Scrabble kids loved it as an assignment (only had to choose 5 words), so I thought I'd try it as a spelling center.  Is there anything else out there that your students love?