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I found my Passion!

I have been a very happy educator for the past 23 years….There is nothing better than to see a student overcome an obstacle and see themselves as confident and successful. As Mickey Rooney says, “You always pass failure on the way to success.” My job is to be sure I give my students enough skills to use when fighting for success.  There will be plenty of roadblocks in their lives.  The secret is to be able to jump over the obstacles and keep yourself in a forward motion. As Sir Winston Churchill reminds us, “Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” So now I HAVE come upon a personal roadblock.  I have noticed that one skill is missing from their curriculum….learning how to touch-type.  Now you may think this is a … Read More

What Students are Thinking!

As an educator, did you ever sit back before your first class began and think “What do the STUDENTS WANT to learn today?”   http://mrpullen.wordpress.com/2008/03/10/what-do-the-kids-want-to-learn/    

This is How Children Learn!

We all know education has changed since we last sat in home room. Educators have come to realize that not all students learn the same way. Sal Khan and I agree that mastery-based learning is where students will get the most bang for their buck! Read about the students in Ms. Cadwell’s seventh-grade class. http://www.fastcompany.com/most-creative-people/2011/sal-khan-khan-academy