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Beth Ferguson
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Attended Trevecca Nazarene University
Lives in Texas
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Electrifying and Intriguing!
Yesterday was one of those rare days in our classroom ... an odd day out ... a day where I could choose to explore topics outside of our typical planned curriculum. First up, I wanted to learn about Kahoot.  So I found a public game that had questions suita...
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Learning ... in 100 words or less #youredustory
Learning is ... discovery ... exploration ... the a-ha moment Learning is using what I know as structure for absorbing new information, making connections Learning is soaking up something new, massaging that idea, concept, or skill, and making it my own Lea...
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My Week in Review (Jan 19 - 23)
The good, bad, and ugly ...  The good ...  Monday's holiday was awesome!  I love having the extra time to putter about the house! Meeting up with @druinok was a definite highlight of the week.  We've been online colleagues for a while but had never met.  Sh...
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My week in review (Jan 12 - 16)
Thinking out loud about the past week ... looking forward to the week ahead ... loving this extra day off! Last week we rushed through one class on factoring.  Of course we had spent 2 full classes last semester on factoring quadratics.  This week the focus...
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"Present" ... my word ... #edustory
"Present" Living in the "present" Enjoying the moment ... So much of what we do as teachers revolves around planning for the future, examining the "what ifs" if students don't get the lesson, working backwards from a future goal ... all significant, importa...
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Day 78: the 2% mindset
It's Day 2 of the second semester ... and I LOVE my students! As my new year "message" I shared this graphic: Most students just nodded and smiled. But today ... one class immediately started to chatter ...  Ma'am, how did they find that statistic? How do t...
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Connected Learning #youredustory
Random thoughts ... connected learning ... Our tech coach sent out an email about an opportunity to win a free pass to SXSWEDU ... I ignored it the first day because my brain was tired.  And I couldn't think of connections.  BUT I wanted to go to that confe...
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It's going very well! #youredustory
This year is going quite well.  We received data this week from our fall benchmarks ... and our school data is strong, my classroom data good, and I felt affirmed in my work.  Of course, I have amazing students ... so the data is a result of their being awe...
This year is going quite well.  We received data this week from our fall benchmarks ... and our school data is strong, my classroom data good, and I felt affirmed in my work.  Of course, I have amazing students ... so the dat...
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Planning ... it's multidimensional! #youredustory
What is one significant practice in teaching? Planning! By planning I don't mean just what we write in the boxes in a teacher's ledger book. Planning is multidimensional. It's the big picture ... how that huge curriculum fits across 9 or 10 months. It's th...
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making the world a better place #youredustory
I've grown up in a bubble ... my parents loved each other ... and their three girls my home growing up was happy ... balanced with reading, games, music, church, fellowship my husband of 40 years still loves me my sons and their wives are precious my grands...
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Weekly Summary, continued
I'm not sure what week to call this ... and I'm taking a break from blogging! But summarizing the week has value ... Lessons - just 2 of them in four days because we have A/B schedules Graphing polynomials are not in our standards but I'm glad we started wi...
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Currently January: Happy New Year!
My husband and I have the flu!  Mine is on it's way out ... left exhaustion in its wake.  My husband's flu just got started but hopefully won't last long since he's taking Tamiflu. So ... we are welcoming in the new year quietly ... at home ... with favorit...
My husband and I have the flu!  Mine is on it's way out ... left exhaustion in its wake.  My husband's flu just got started but hopefully won't last long since he's taking Tamiflu. So ... we are welcoming in the new year quie...
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Texas
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Tennessee - Virginia
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wife, mother, grandmother, and educator
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I’m … wife, mother, grandmother, and educator  … on an adventure … with the God of Creation.
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  • Trevecca Nazarene University
    Elementary Education
    Minor in Mathematics
  • College of William and Mary
    Gifted Education
  • Lipscomb University
    School Administration
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