Monthly Archives: October 2010

Parent Conferences and Facebook

It was an endless week, with parent conferences after school each day. At my grade level, the parents receive a progress report with a conference request sheet, and they sign up to meet with whichever teachers they request. We are … Continue reading

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What do you want to be remembered for?

Sometimes it’s exceedingly serendipitous the way topics for this blog arrive on my doorstep. This past week, at our regular monthly faculty meeting, the principal announced that we would be working on a vision project: what do we want for … Continue reading

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On Making the Decision to Retire

I just sent in my registration to attend the annual Keene State College Children’s Literature Festival; last year’s festival was what prompted me to finally make the decision to retire and the story is on my mind. For many years … Continue reading

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Class Conversations and Television

This week the whole school started gearing up for our NECAP testing. NECAP is the New England version of national testing for the No Child Left Behind law. Most teachers spent time coaching students and guiding practice in the various … Continue reading

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Things That Change Us

I made the trip from New Hampshire to Florida last Saturday to be with my sister following the death of her husband. We were very busy every day while I helped her with several household projects that had gone undone … Continue reading

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