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Managing Off Task Behavior with Nearpod

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There are some school years when I’m sad to see my fifth graders leave at the end of the school year. Then there are those years when I can’t wait until the school year end so I never have to see them again! If you’re reading this blog post I’m sure you can relate. Although I’ve been teaching for eighteen years I’ve had my fair share of students who have … Read More →

5 Steps for Getting Started with Google Classroom in a High Poverty Classroom

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Technology integration for high poverty schools is a luxury for most teachers. The teachers either have some outdated technology or none at all. As a math teacher integrating technology honestly was not a priority until after an intense conversation with my son about 3 years ago. He was so disappointed because he felt like school had not prepared him for real life. Our conversation really bothered be so much that … Read More →

Flipping the Urban Classroom-The Beginning

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This school year was supposed to be different than last school year. What began as excitement about the new school year has slowly turned into despair because I feel like my instruction is being held hostage by my principal. Resistance Last summer I spent my time reflecting and planning for this school year. Only to return to school and have my ideas met with resistance by my administrator. At the … Read More →