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Monthly Archive for September, 2007

INS agents raided all the McDonald’s in the greater Reno area Thursday and arrested numerous employees for being in the country illegally. At my school a number of parents came and removed their kids from school so that police would not come and get them – or so that the students wouldn’t go home and […]

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Death, Taxes, and Homework

At our house, the less homework the kids bring home, the better. We help them if they have complicated project assignments or confusing worksheets to complete, but we wish their teachers would spend more time in class working on these things. On the other hand, helping them gives us a chance to teach them how […]

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I was looking at our weekly bulletin today and I couldn’t believe that we are at day 14 already.  Sure I use technology in MY classroom.  But MAN has it been hard starting this year.  I had pretty good sucess last year with my classroom blog.  It became an opportunity to showcase the learning that […]

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A Good Read

With apologies for my eye-strain-inducing introductory blog, here’s a link to a Critical Issue article that while comprehensive (sigh, yes, “long”), was a good read for me this week. It addresses both teaching and learning that take place in classrooms that utilize technology for math and science focuses. I’ll admit to drinking not one, but […]

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Black students, white teacher…

Part of why I wanted to start this blog is that even though I am a white female from a middle-class background, I have always had a large number of minority students, many of whom are black. I think this has made me more sensitive to issues around the education gap for black students. This […]

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