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Donna Mathis
Works at Atlantic Coast HS
Attends Always Be Continuing D'Edcuation (ABCDE for short)
Lived in Jacksonville, Florida
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Something to consider when needing a spring board to a lesson dealing with our students' future when functioning in society
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Created many diverse websites this year but actually stuck with the county's site so that my students had every opportunity to improve their grade.  Things I learned this year - Public school is different from private school.  I learned in the diversity we encounter, there are opportunities to learn from each other so as to make the world a little more cozier for all.  This is can be done by always showing fairness and respecting others, and if we fall short, understand we are human and if necessary apologize.
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School year is almost over.  After 23 years of teaching middle school students and moving to high school, lets just say I believe that 9th graders are just glorified middle school students with no focus because they have so many things on which to focus.  

Due to my absence from the public sector for more than 5 years, I had to complete a beginning teacher program.  Needless to say, I obtained all necessary observations and paperwork/professional development to render myself a successful teacher - check; I have a job for next year at my same school - check; I have been asked if I might want to change my teaching course to a computer class.  SOOOOO HAPPY, now I just have to get the certs on my teaching certificate so I can teach a few computer classes.  I could teach them, because I typically use the technology we have available, but the county has to have me listed as a valid certified teacher in this area.  Guess I know what I will be doing this summer.  All in all, the end of the school year is turning out to be successful.
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8 years out of public school - man things have changed in IEP paperwork, but still, the slow and ungreased wheels still make everything drag
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Wow, who are all these bots, err people who keep adding me to their groups. Don't know if I should be happy to be in someone's group, or start singing "Somebody's watching me" as I close the shades and turn off the lights
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To a dyslexic kid, do you think GLOB and BLOG are interchangeable?
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All Glogster projects graded (120) and posted in a team googledocs spreadsheet, all hard copy tests graded (116), all "what I learned through the Skype session graded (110-ish) all random hard copy 10-point assignments graded (230), all student postings on my teaching website of "what I learned in the Webquest" documented (about 100). All in all, a week of marathon grading is over only have the Christmas Giving Day to survive #Really #productive and ready to #relax this weekend
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Wow, this is pretty simple and functional.
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Points for me working bell to bell EVEN when I had a theft in class and the administration came in to "look" for the missing iPhone. My directions to the students: Follow instructions of your administrators, once you are checked, you still need to complete the Essential Question page and turn it in.... It will be a grade. Get on it. #HighschoolLife  #Pacingguide #yuck  
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Love giving a research project with no computers - killin' those trees. Hopefully the Planets Conversation Test will not be painful to grade. YEAH RUBRICS
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The last three days of a miserable flu has made up for the 6 years I have not had even a sniffle. Please Lord, let this be an end to being sick for at least 10 more years.
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Putting up Christmas decorations Not all decorations were brought out this year. Opened a box that had some ornaments in it already - I was going to add to the box. Opened a tin - HOW LONG do you think hard candy will last in the attic heat of FL? Threw out tin of melted sugar glob. This is God's way of saying, REALLY? Stop buying Christmas decorations!
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Have her in circles
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Janice Stearns's profile photo
chitty charles's profile photo
Allison Mollica's profile photo
Radheshyam Agrawal's profile photo
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Facilitator of Information, Specialty -High/Middle School Education -Science and Technology
Employment
  • Atlantic Coast HS
    Teacher, 2012 - present
  • Providence School
    Team Leader/Teacher, 2003 - 2012
  • Duval County Schools
    Teacher, 1988 - 2003
  • AOL
    Saves, 1999 - 2002
  • TMP Worldwide Advertising and Communications
    Data Mining, 1998 - 1999
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Previously
Jacksonville, Florida - Tallahassee, Florida - Miami, Florida - Niceville, Florida - Fairfax, VA - Dayton, Ohio - San Antonio TX - Nashville, TN - Manly, IA
Story
Tagline
Teacher by day, Google+ and other tech searching by night
Introduction
Never met a gadget I didn't want to try out.  Sometimes I will even keep them if I can

If there ever was a job I would love to have for the summer, it would be to drive the car that documents the street view for GoogleMaps or GoogleEarth
Education
  • Always Be Continuing D'Edcuation (ABCDE for short)
    Geeky Stuff, present
  • Florida State University
    Education, 1986
  • Niceville HS
    1981
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Gender
Female
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Reindl - Means "maiden name few people pronounce correctly", Youtube and Twitter - HowDoDonna
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