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V Furnas
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Life won't wait
  (Source: Flickr / inhiu , via blua ) You can make a list, throw everything on that "to do,"  But no one will wait for you.  Finish each step, and plot your course with care.  When you turn around no one will be there.  Hang on too long to relationships th...

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Interactive Spirals
I started using interactive spirals from the very beginning. Over the years I have tried different systems but always come back to the spiral. I learned about the interactive spiral (IS) at a TCI (Teachers Curriculum Institute) training. An interactive spir...

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No Wait...
photo source I know you.   You know me, remember? That stuff you told me, I still hear it.   It has latched into my internal dialogue.  How are you walking away?  Fist bloody from clenching can't reach out to you. I see you, and I stay still. You are moving...

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Textbook Project a PBL Gone Right
Every now and then you get something right. When my state adopted new learning standards for Texas History, the class I had taught for over 13 years. As we all know, the money in districts goes to subjects that have end of the year test.  I knew that we wou...

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The Problem with Inquiry in PBL
Via TeachThought Last year after a single day of training, I took the plunge and attempted the impossible, 100% PBL (Project based learning) classroom.  I spent a month of my summer planning, organizing and creating.  When the students came in we were pumpe...
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