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Elaine J. Roberts
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Today is Wednesday and our second day of professional development with teachers. We had about 35 teachers and administrators yesterday. We had almost 50 today. We'll see what tomorrow brings. As is the case with most teachers...
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We're deep in preparation time because we are literally days away from departure. I'm suffering those dizzying bouts of excitement, doubt, and terror. But I keep working on lesson ideas and try not to add more stuff to my "th...
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How we remember: Thinking of Jim
My stepfather died on Tuesday. In the wee hours of the morning. He had been declining after a fall and a weird blood pressure thing, failing slowly. My mother has dementia and has been moved to memory care. She acts out in unpredictable ways. I got a call y...
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Drowing in data. But is it useful?
Many, many years ago I had a parent barge into my college office, slamming the door open, and asking rather belligerently, "Why did you let Faustus (not his real name) fail?" I waited a few seconds for him to calm down a bit and invited him to sit down. He ...
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Mystery Hangout with 4th graders in SC pn Friday, May 27 between 8:30A and 9:30A ET?
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We are a 5th grade in Michigan. We could do the Hangout. It may need to be a closer to 8:45. marciahoj@gmail.com
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Who will stop the bullying?
I am troubled by the increasingly nasty rhetoric in our politics. It's been bad for a long time, but this year we have reached a tipping point of being out of control. Trump will say and do whatever he's going to say and do. I respect the fact that people h...
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We arrived in Managua in the wee hours of Monday. We had a TON of luggage for the 11 members of the team because we brought so much with us. Sherri is a one-woman team to help local women learn how to sew and bake but she als...
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Riding the edge of beyond: Tech trends for today and the future
Back in the 70s a nifty band called The New Seekers put out an album titled Out on the Edge of Beyond , which was also the first track . Love the title. Love the idea of being on the edge of beyond, perhaps where there be dragons. In other words, stepping i...
Back in the 70s a nifty band called The New Seekers put out an album titled Out on the Edge of Beyond, which was also the first track. Love the title. Love the idea of being on the edge of beyond, perhaps where there be drago...
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The exact date of the adventure is really when I got the Facebook message from my friend and colleague asking me if I'd be interested in going to Nicaragua for two weeks to work with some teachers. My first thought? "Wow, it'...
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"My name is known. I think."
Muhammad Ali died Friday, June 3 at the age of 74. The internet is churning with people remembering him, a man who wondered if people will remember him. It's hard not to remember Ali if you read stories of him, or watched his boxing matches in person or on ...
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3rd graders looking to do a hangout on Fri, May 27 at 11:30A ET. Anyone? Anyone?
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+Elaine J. Roberts We are 4th graders and we could meet at 11:45 ET. Email if you would like to work out details: ericauttermark@isd593.org.

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Questionable service; worse decision-making
I'm a sucker for this kind of story . I'm not sure why I like to read them other than to feel good about myself--that there are others who seem to make stupider decisions than I do. This story struck me as interesting for a couple of reasons. First, there's...
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Educator, bibliophile, traveler, occasional cyclist.
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Orlando, FL - Florida, New York, South Africa (less than a yr), Illinois
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