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Musings of a second-year teacher.

Monday, February 27, 2006

This is more of a reminder to myself to come back and elaborate later. I went to hear Jonathon Kozol speak tonight at the Kimball, as a requirement for Educ 310. He was an amazing speaker and I want to share what he said with my own commentary, but not tonight. So, I'll update soon on his lecture!

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

I've enjoyed skimming these education blogs a lot. It's AMAZING how much information is available...between the blogs and tappedin, it's reassuring to know I'll have these resources once I begin teaching!

In my skimming, I ran across an interesting article. This teacher talked about the accomodations for one of her students with vision problems. This was actually really interesting to me because my Dad is legally blind, and uses something similar. One of the little boys in a classroom that I observed at home had some vision problems as well and it's interesting to see the options available now. I'm a little nervous about working with students who have difficulties in different areas, but it's helpful to know that I'll can get different info off the internet and from other teachers!

Sunday, February 12, 2006

So I just thought I'd mention that SIN has a job search site, and as of today they now have RSS feeds so you'll know when there's a new job. I thought it was pretty amazing that two weeks ago I would have had no clue what they were talking about, but now I'm excited because I know exactly what to do with that RSS feed!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

So I guess I'm not 100% sure exactly what I'm supposed to be writing in here, so I'll put some stuff down and hope it's right. It's been a really cool experience so far to learn about all the options I have as an elementary school teacher to use technology. I did a slightly random search of elementary education blogs last night and I got really really excited about teaching! I can't wait for my practicum to start and I can't wait to student teach next year!

One of the blogs that I've set as a feed was really interesting. It's a compilation of a lot of elementary ed majors and there are some really great ideas posted on there. I read the article about the Olympics and I was amazed at the great ideas that they came up with that incorporated learning with fun!! It really inspired me to think of all the fun things you can do that the kids can relate to (and learn from!). I think that's about all I have to say for now.

I think it'll be interesting to see what the practicums are like and how much they use technology. I LOVE the fact that the internet opens you up to thousands of mentors. I'm slightly more wary about having students use all the technology, simply because I'm not sure if the schools I'll be teaching in will be equipped. I think that's gonna be the biggest challenge, and I'm interested in seeing how schools around here address that.

I think that's all for now. I know I'll have lots more to comment on once I start my practicum. Yay!