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Jonathan Pearson
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DIY Classroom Voice Recording Box
This school year, I have been blessed to participate in an initiative in my county called #LoudounCreates. As a part of this initiative, my class was given a cart of Dell Venues (well, we have to share with another class) to use in the creation of digital ...
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Why Am I So Excited About Two Jars of Pennies?
As you are probably aware, college is not cheap, even when you go to a fairly inexpensive school I like I did.  Like so many other students, I need to take out loans in order to complete my education.  This included both my undergraduate and both of my grad...
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Six Books I Want to Read in 2016
It's that time of year when people start making resolutions or goals for the coming year. Many of these are quickly dropped or fall to the wayside, usually because the goal was too outlandish or not specific enough. I try not to set too many goals, but I ...
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Three Incredible Ways to Strengthen Student-Teacher Relationships
One of the most important relationships in the life of a student is that of the student-teacher relationship. If you have strong relationships with your students, your year is much more likely to go smoothly. Rita Pierson, in her incredible TED Talk , disc...
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Making Ends Meet - Using GymPact
The other day, I shared with you how you can earn gift cards by participating in Swagbucks . I want to suggest another way to help you earn a little extra money to help loosen your budget a little bit. Everyone knows you are supposed to eat fruits and vege...
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Making Ends Meet - Using Swagbucks
It is no secret that most teachers are grossly underpaid. I am fortunate to work for a county that makes teacher salaries a priority, but even then, sometimes it can be hard to find extra money for birthday presents, Christmas, and just every day items. F...
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Your Job Is To Protect the Students
I was scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed when I came across this status from Jon Acuff . Yesterday on my flight, a 13 year old boy who was traveling alone sat next to me. Before we took off he lowered the tray table in front of him, put his head in his ...
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Currently for the Month of July
It's summer, so my blog will be temporarily resuscitated (well, I hope so anyway). To kick things off, I am participating in the July Currently (hosted by Oh' Boy 4th Grade ). Listening - I am currently listening to the Jimmy Buffett station on Pandora. I...
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