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new job as 7th grade math teacher. My room is blank space with new desks, a Promethean board, whiteboard, and two empty book shelves. What would you do? #mathchat #edchat #ooe13  
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The hangout that will go with the event
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Thu, June 11, 2015, 11:00 AM EDT
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I'll be doing this via hangout on air to record everything http://youtu.be/G4vVph0SSn4
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First of an open series of presentations for teachers.
If you cannot make it live we will try to broadcast them through hangouts and see how well that works.
The regular
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we are live via hangouts on air now http://youtu.be/G4vVph0SSn4
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My Week in Tech - Formative Assessment
Classroom Action Several teachers have been using  https://www.frontrowed.com/  during RTI. A great way to get that math practice in while working with a small group. All of these researched based help usually say something like students who put in 75 minut...
Classroom Action Several teachers have been using https://www.frontrowed.com/ during RTI. A great way to get that math practice in while working with a small group. All of these researched based help usually say something...
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This Hangout On Air is hosted by Brendan Murphy. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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I will broadcast and record on Google hangouts on air at http://youtu.be/DfNLvkOPgvc starting now
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My Week in Tech - Success Story
Good Advice   "Learn a new skill, take a break." Advice from the longest-serving teacher in her building. "Kids need a bit of down time to process the skill they just learned, don’t force them to practice over and over until they hate it."

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My Week in Tech Integration - Discussion
Classroom Action The school year is coming quickly to an end. I’m trying to get some summer thoughts moving. One of the things I want to do is get an idea of how comfortable teachers are with the actual tech skills you need as a classroom teacher. I’ll prob...
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  • Northwestern University
    Education, 2000 - 2000
  • Johns Hopkins University
    Education, 2010 - 2011
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Introduction
In 2008 I began my journey as an educational blogger. This experience has given me the opportunity to learn about the exciting projects that teachers around the world are starting. I have listened to students present during The Flat Classroom. I have watched conference presentations on-line from Canada to Singapore. I participated in discussions about the purpose of assessments, the benefits of 1:1 computing, and scores of other topics. In short I became envious of the teachers and administrators I was getting to know. I have the opportunity to share the resources I have learned from my personal learning network of teachers around the world. Together with classroom teachers we plan lessons to effectively use the resources available to prepare all students to continue their journey of learning in high school.
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Bragging is so uncouth, but I did travel over the course of one summer: 10,000 miles through three countries on a motorcycle.
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  • North Chicago District 187
    Math Teacher, 2015 - present
  • Waukegan Public Schools
    Math Specialist, 2010 - 2012
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Okay, I’m connected. Now what?
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Failure isn't bad- fear is bad. Fear of failure leads to: A cold lump in the pit of your stomach. A constant buzz in your ears so you can't

Don just inspected my prospective new home. He was extremely through and patient answering all my questions and writing a very detailed report. I especially liked how he not only pointed out the concerns, but why they were concerns. I would recommend Don to anyone in need of a home inspector.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
In stark contrast to the other 8 reviews the service I received at this establishment was worse than horrible it was down right dangerous. My wife's car would not start one morning. On a recommendation from a friend we had the car towed to Quality. They informed us that the car needed a tune up and because we had tried so hard to start the car the starter was ruined, but they had replaced it with a junk yard starter. The next morning the car would not start.They towed it back at their expense and replaced the starter with another junk yard starter. My wife also noted that one of her bumper stickers (a local 150 union bumper sticker) was defaced. The next day the brake line broke and we had them fix that also. We had now spent almost $800 at Quality. A few days later my wife was complaining that the starter was acting funny. It seemed normal to me so I ignored her. Then the car started over heating. My wife had met a different mechanic who actually owned an olde suburban so she decided to take the car to him for this repair. She also asked him to check the starter. He told us the starter was pulling too many amps and was likely damaging the fly wheel. We took the car back to Quality and informed them of what the other mechanic said and could they please replace the starter again. The next day they called back and said there was nothing wrong with the starter but the fly wheel was damaged and it would cost $1100 to replace. It was a Saturday and I was at a convention in Hoffman Estates, but the mechanic was leaving at noon, we had to get the car to him quickly to get it done Monday. I asked that they bring the car to my house and leave it running (so it wouldn't get stuck in our driveway again). The owner himself came out and dropped the car off. He told my wife he found a hot wire lying around in the engine compartment, but he didn't know where it went so he just laid it to the side. My wife not knowing any better put my boys in the back seat and started to drive to the new mechanic. It turns out the wire went to the alternator, why it was removed no one knows. The new mechanic says' it is not necessary to remove a wire from the alternator to check the starter. But the battery died and my wife and children were stuck on the side of the road. After calming down for a few days I went to Quality to discuss the matter. I stood at the counter and waited while the owner regaled a couple with his adventures on a cruse ship and ignored me. When someone else finally came in and talked to me I told him after they left my wife and kids stranded on the side of the road and put junkyard starters into my car twice and that could very well have been the cause of the fly wheel problem I felt I was owed a bit of recompense. They simply pointed to the original receipt that said they recommend inspection of the fly wheel because that is a common problem related to starters. Did someone at Quality deface the bumper sticker? Who knows. Should they have replaced the starter with a new starter at some point? I have never been given that choice by a repair shop and this is probably why. Should they pay for the fly wheel repair? Well I certainly think so, but I"m sure most others would disagree. Did they try to do a good deed and see it blow up in their face? I thought so and told my wife so until they day she was left stranded on the side of the road. All the other reviews said they went above and beyond the call of duty. In this case they left an obviously wrong situation (a live wire loose in the engine compartment) and gave the vehicle back to its owner. And that ultimately is why I wrote this review.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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