• First Day of School Stations

    First Day of School Stations   I came up with this idea after reading through some ideas in the reflection and seeing a discussion/thread on Twitter. I know students get tired of the first day of school sit listen a...
    Kristin Witte
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  • Wrapping up the 2019 NAAE Virtual Book Club

    Hello all Virtual Book Club friends! Wow, what an awesome and MAGICAL summer we have had reading Make Learning Magical together! I hope you have taken the time to dig deep into your reflective mind, glean new infor...
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  • Memorable Beginnings - VBC 2019

    Growing up, one of my favorite movies was the Wizard of Oz. I was so enthralled by the Land of Oz – the elaborate outfits, the vibrant colors, the enchanting characters…One of my favorite parts of the movie was...
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  • Welcome to the 2019 NAAE Virtual Book Club!

    Welcome and thank you to those who have signed up for this summer's book club.  We are excited to get started and hope everyone was able to purchase the book.   Our first assignment is to read Chapters 1-3.  We will ...
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  • The Game of Life

    Coincidentally, my favorite board game growing up was The Game of Life. I loved the different career paths you could choose, and I always hoped to draw the Farmhouse from “Euell B. Milken Realty.” I also always ...
    Katie Wood
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  • Srp-Engagement

    This assignment is difficult for me as throughout my 11 years of teaching I have tweaked and changed and learned and added.  I’m also a big supporter of the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, so I have incorporated var...
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  • Authentic Grit

     *There is no discussion post for this week.*   Grit. Perseverance. Self-Awareness. All parts of being a great teacher, and a great person.    Chapter Nine discussed roadblocks. Just like games that you lose a turn,...
    Katie Wood
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  • Romanczak- Engagement

    I can not think of one specific unit that I would like to give a total overhaul to- but there are things that I would like to change about every unit.  I feel that each year I am always looking for new activities to c...
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  • Engagement

    Risk. Battleship. Settlers of Catan. Donkey Kong. The list could go on and on of the possible games that need strategic thinking.    For this week's assignment, we are going to be strategic. We are going to harness t...
    Katie Wood
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  • Reflections Ch. 6

    The Domino Effect   Reading this chapter, it kept bringing to mind dominoes. Maybe not the standard games we are used to, but the dominoes that are popular on YouTube. The designs that are intricately laid for hours-...
    Katie Wood
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  • Awareness & Desire

    Let progress, not perfection, feed your desire to improve.   This week, you will want to answer Discussion Post 1- Ch 4 & 5  first. Those questions will help get you in the mindset for this assignment.   After evalu...
    Katie Wood
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  • The Finish Line?

    "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."                               -Lao Tzu After a wonderful summer together, our journey is coming to an end. But is it the finish line? Where is the finish l...
    Katie Wood
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  • The Hours We Keep

    Well, I do apologize for severely messing up the dates of assignments. This holiday week has me all out of sorts. You will notice that I have shifted the assignment schedule. Go Each Day is being posted today, and wil...
    Katie Wood
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  • One Day at a Time

    As we're nearing the end of our readings together, we need to look at the big picture. How are we going to put our mission and vision into action? And more importantly, how does that fit into our personal and professi...
    Katie Wood
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  • 20/20 Vision

    First, let me say, I finally got some office time to catch up and read through your posts/discussions. I agree with Robin McLean, there needs to be a love button like on Facebook! It has been a pleasure to see the con...
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  • Start with Why

    “Learning can be a messy and difficult process, but, then again, most things worth doing are not clean and easy.”-Whitaker, Zoul, Casas, pg.45   As ag teachers don’t we know that all too well in both the litera...
    Katie Wood
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  • The Starting Line

    Good afternoon all and Happy Summer!   It looks like we have another great group signed up to join us for this year's summer read, Start. Right. Now.   Right now, we are at the Starting Line. Even though we are not ...
    Katie Wood
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  • The Second Assignment and Following the Book Club

    Good afternoon all,   I just wanted to keep you posted on the second assignment. This will be posted first thing Monday morning. I am travelling this week and very unfortunately, I forgot the book on my desk in my of...
    Katie Wood
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  • Creating a Shared Vision

    Creating a Shared Vision   "The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious." -John Scully   You may have noticed that the context of this book leans towards administrators. Thankfully, th...
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  • Unleashing Your Talents

    How do we choose what innovation to implement in our classroom? There are many, many choices available to us. As Couros has mentioned before, forcing everyone to do a blog, may not be the best solution. That may not b...
    Katie Wood
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