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If you don't risk anything, then you risk everything.
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Grading: What does 63% mean to you?
If you are a long-ish time reader to my blog, you know grading is one of my soapbox items.  It seems like a basic concept, but something that is still so difficult to agree upon.  Ultimately grades are about communication: Communication between teacher and ...
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Hello friends and family, In 2015 I ran my first marathon and dedicated it to the Hospice and Homecare of Nationwide Children's Hospital, running as a Children's Champion. Back then 26 miles was the furthest I'd ever run.  Since then, as many of you know, I...
Did I Miss Anything Yesterday?
Did I Miss Anything Yesterday?
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The Ripcord Behavior Management System
How do students in your school find a safe place when they are emotionally overwhelmed?  Our school has a system called ripcord. The ripcord system is based on parachutes.  When you jump out of a plane, you have to pull your ripcord to have a safe landing. ...
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Save the Penguins!
Hello, Readers! I'm sorry it has been so long. Things have been crazy here on both a personal/family as well as a  professional level.  I decided to take a few weeks away from blogging since blogging became more of a chore 'have to' instead of a craving 'wa...
Save the Penguins!
Save the Penguins!
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THE CPR of Discipline... and Bob Ross
When I meet someone and they ask, "What do you do?" I usually say I'm a middle school teacher.  That usually draws some interesting looks.  When they ask what subjects and I say "math, science, and reading" that draws even more looks.  Wow. you must have th...
THE CPR of Discipline... and Bob Ross
THE CPR of Discipline... and Bob Ross
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Who Knew Rice Could Be SO Powerful?
Exponents are a fascinating topic to me.  They rank up there with probability in the category of "unexpected answers that make no sense." With exponents students are amazed at how big numbers get and how fast they get there.  I have a number of activities I...
Who Knew Rice Could Be SO Powerful?
Who Knew Rice Could Be SO Powerful?
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The Amazing (Review) Race
For a final review in term two I decided to host an Amazing Race activity.  This review would use the TV show as inspiration to review concepts in the major content areas. The students walked in to a dimmed room with the opening theme to The Amazing Race pl...
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2017 reflection: teaching
This school year marks my 20th as a classroom teacher.  That has not really sunk in - there are times when I feel like I am that fresh-out-of-college kid with a couple dozen 3rd graders staring at me waiting for me to lead, all the while I'm waiting for a s...
2017 reflection: teaching
2017 reflection: teaching
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Year In Review: Running
If I had one word to categorize and describe my 2017 year of running it would be "Believe." There were major accomplishments (my first 50 miler finish, new PRs in both my half and full marathon distances) as well as runs that... didn't go as planned.  Howev...
Year In Review: Running
Year In Review: Running
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Escape the Math Classroom
This I made my first attempt at an 'escape room', but I decided to do it digital style.  Students came in and saw an on the front board with the message that said, "Escape the Math Classroom."  We had a quick talk about "escape rooms" and I asked if anyone ...
Escape the Math Classroom
Escape the Math Classroom
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