Thursday, January 31, 2013

031_2013_creativity



Today, January 31st, 2013 at 1:00 PM it is
a palendrome
131131

Nurse Betsy let us know, and the seventh grade students called it our to the world:

video



We discovered a fact, and creatively announced it.
We started the video late, so we added our last "one" to the beginning, 
a creative solution to our error. :)



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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

030_2013_lunch

030_2013_lunch by teach.eagle
030_2013_lunch, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

Lunch
Sloppy Joes
Yum

Forgot the picture.
However
Below the salad bar
we find what's left
of
lunch.

#edugood
030_2013_lunch

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

029_2013_classroom_in_motion

Images burst
Thoughts glimmer
Characters glow

Minds meander
Ideas gather
Genius flows

A classroom in motion...

029_2013_classroom_in_motion
#edugood

Monday, January 28, 2013

028_2013_classdoor

028_2013_classdoor by teach.eagle
028_2013_classdoor, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

Welcome! Please bring your genius and join the conversations.

028_2013_classdoor
#edugood

Sunday, January 27, 2013

027_2013_black_white

027_2013_black_white by teach.eagle
027_2013_black_white, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

I took over seventy black and white pictures, and at the end of the walk, I did this with my walking stick. Tonight, it seems the best photo to share with my PLN in #edugood. Thank you for inspiring me and getting me out of the house :) Have a wonderful week!

027_2013_black_white
#edugood

Saturday, January 26, 2013

026_2013_sun

026_2013_sun by teach.eagle
026_2013_sun, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

Our sun; sphere of warmth
Peeks through winter’s cold clouds and
Reflects its power.

026_2013_sun
#edugood

Friday, January 25, 2013

025_2013_recess_snow

025_2013_recess_snow by teach.eagle
025_2013_recess_snow, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

Crisp cold folds around;
Biting faces; stealing breath;
Run faster; keep warm.

025_2013_recess_snow
#edugood
#TFotoFri

we_matter

we_matter by teach.eagle
we_matter, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

This is why we teach: because we are human; we care; we matter -- and we teach to carry that on.

#tfotofri
#TFotoFri
#edugood

Thursday, January 24, 2013

024_2013_challenge

024_2013_challenge by teach.eagle
024_2013_challenge, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

Meetings
Paperwork
Action Plans
Paperwork

Just put it on my desk
I'll get it done tonight
At home
Thank you

Paper
Time
I'll do it
I do it

Time
Time
Time

It's a challenge.

024_2013_challenge
#edugood

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

023_2013_art

023_2013_art by teach.eagle
023_2013_art, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

Float
Across the room
Through the lesson
Above a smile
and twinkled eye
of a friend;

Knowing
it's graceful
flight
and
artful
design

will capture
the heart
of
your
teacher

Now it shines
taped
as a trophy.
a prize,
a work of art,
on the
airplane wall
of Ms Edwards

023_2013_art
#edugood

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Monday, January 21, 2013

021_2013_real_learning

021_2013_real_learning by teach.eagle
021_2013_real_learning, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

Expanding Universes #etmooc

Through connected learning:

etmooc: massive
participants: hubs
ideas: spokes
spokes: back and forth
conversation
consideration
adaptation
learning
moving education forward

021_2013_real_learning
#edugood
#etmooc

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Saturday, January 19, 2013

019_2013_comfortable_spot

019_2013_comfortable_spot by teach.eagle
019_2013_comfortable_spot, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

Most comfortable spot in the house-
The lazy boy to rest quiet as a mouse;
Husband snores
BBC mysteries galore;
And geeking together with spouse.

NOTE: This image was created by my Granddaughter in Scoot and Doodle during our Google Hangout. Since it is a being relaxing on a blue couch -- it's perfect for today's #edugood :)

019_2013_comfortable_spot
#edugood

Friday, January 18, 2013

018_2013_collaboration

018_2013_collaboration by teach.eagle
018_2013_collaboration, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

CyberSafety
Google Apps
Fifth grade's ready.

Student tutors
Create tasks
Sixth grade mentors.

Sixth grade teachers
Fifth grade learns
Apps and safety.

018_2013_collaboration
#edugood #TFotoFri

Thursday, January 17, 2013

017_2013_mascot

017_2013_mascot by teach.eagle
017_2013_mascot, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

EAGLES
Effort
Acceptance
Generousity
Loyalty
Enthusiasm
Self-Respect

EAGLES
Chosen by students

017_2013_mascot
#edugood

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

016_2013_weather

016_2013_weather by teach.eagle
016_2013_weather, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

Outside
23°
Prime
Weather
for
Hot Cocoa

016_2013_weather
#edugood

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

015_2013_out_window

015_2013_out_window by teach.eagle
015_2013_out_window, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

Out My Window

Snow sparkles
Lights glow
Buses wait
Sun hides
Lights glisten
Snow still sparkles.

015_2013_out_window
#edugood

Monday, January 14, 2013

014_2013_technology in action or not

014_2013_technology in action or not

Teacher Training Day; No students.

Weird thing: macs are not connecting to the Canon Color printer.

Even the printer technician said, "I've never seen a mac not connect to a printer."

Notice the technician has control of my computer.

He's calling again tomorrow.

Definitely, Technology in Action, or not ! :)


014_2013_technology in action or not
#edugood

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Saturday, January 12, 2013

012_2013_trees

012_2013_trees by teach.eagle
012_2013_trees, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

Trees: My Yard; Their Wisdom: Rest a season; always look up and reach for the sky. ~Sheri Edwards

012_2013_trees
#edugood

Friday, January 11, 2013

011_2013_handquote

011_2013_handquote by teach.eagle
011_2013_handquote, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

Live as if you'll die today; learn as if you'll live forever. (often attributed by Gandhi). Live learning.
A new take on "Whatever..." -- we should say, "Whatever, learn!"


011_2013_handquote
#edugood

Thursday, January 10, 2013

010_2013_myclassroom

010_2013_myclassroom by teach.eagle
010_2013_myclassroom, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

My Classroom

Not mine.

Theirs.

Theirs to blossom
into being
struggling with life
determined to win.

Theirs to sing
their many stories
troubles to tend
success to begin.

Theirs to explore
hidden talents
artists, scientists
authors, architects.

Theirs to grow
into the world
creative, thinking,
caring people.

010_2013_myclassroom
#edugood

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

009_2013_hallway

009_2013_hallway by teach.eagle
009_2013_hallway, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

Hallway blur
Conversation chatter
Friendly banter
Laughter

Walking, Run
Calling, Humming, Planning,
Gather stories
Friendship

#edugood
009_2013_hallway

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

008_2013_bestpart2

008_2013_bestpart2 by teach.eagle
008_2013_bestpart2, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

Best Part of My Day:
Encouraging
Believing
Caring


This is my inside door.

#edugood
008_2013_bestpart2

008_2013_bestpartofday

008_2013_bestpartofday by teach.eagle
008_2013_bestpartofday, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

Best part of my day: the kiddos!
They matter.
You matter.
Genius sparkles.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Thank Them; 007_2013_memento

007_2013_memento by teach.eagle
007_2013_memento, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.
Thoughtful Students
Thankful Teacher
Learning Together


007_2013_memento
#edugood

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Grey Skies 006_2013_skies

006_2013_skies by teach.eagle
006_2013_skies, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.
Across the street and above my house, the buzz of power is sent to you, high up through the grey skies of today, January 6, 2013.

006_2013_skies
#edugood

our year round tree glow

our year round tree glow by teach.eagle
our year round tree glow, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.
We love the glow
the lovely glow
early morn'
in the eve'
calm and peace
bestows.

Yes, this little tree sits all year on a desk in front of the window, providing a soft glow in the early morning and evening. Very pleasant.

#tfotofri

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Pretty In Pink

Pretty In Pink by teach.eagle
Pretty In Pink, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.
Look at me;
No, me;
Look over here.
We're so pretty.
Take the time.
Snap.
Thank you.
Have an 'in the pink' day!

From August 31, 2012
Nature

Sage Scene

Sage Scene by teach.eagle
Sage Scene, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

Fall sage
Golden age
Grey skies
Smokey eyes
Autumn sees
Evening peace.

From Oct 12, 2012 #tfotofri

Weekend Tradition 005_2013

005_2013_weekendtradition by teach.eagle
005_2013_weekendtradition, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

We try this each morn, but definitely the weekends must include our ritual of morning coffee and restful morning.

Weekend
Tradition


Brewed Coffee
Fresh, Bold

Two mugs
each of a pair

One black
One cream

Soft couch
We, a team

Friends together
In morn’ we share

New light; Sweet love
As we grow old.

see-frame-focus.blogspot.com/2011/10/ah-saturday.html

see-frame-focus.blogspot.com/2011/06/morning-mugs-and-mes...

005_2013_weekendtradition
#edugood

Friday, January 4, 2013

Favorite Shoes

004_2013_shoes by teach.eagle
004_2013_shoes, a photo by teach.eagle on Flickr.

Those wearing their favorite shoes mixed it up for this shot. Great shoes!


004_2013_shoes
#edugood
#tfotofri

003_2013_abelove | A Good Book

Lovely story that will stay with you -- about cultural understanding...



'via Blog this'

#edugood
002_2014

Shutter_Cal

Reflect curiosity and wonder --Go boldly and scatter seeds of kindness... Flickr #edugood ... Friday Posts after August, 2011 are part of #TFotoFriPosts from June through August, 2011 are part of the #JJAProject Group on Flickr:#JJAProject

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Professional Development

 I'm always learning. I belong to and participate in my association with ASCD, NCTE, IRA, for example. I read, study, apply, and reflect on strategies to help my students learn today and grow as lifelong learners.

To all teachers now, though, professional development isn't a choice; our professional world demands more as we implement the Common Core State Standards, plan for continuous teacher evaluations, and struggle with things out of our control that affect student learning.

Here's my most recent stack of reads to guide me. Hopefully my reflections on my blogs will help others as well. I'm especially looking forward to EL Common Core issue, Embedded Formative Assessments, and EL Feedback for Learning.  Embedded assessments are a must in Language Arts -- and the students learn more when they know the focus, share the focus and their work, and receive feedback on both what worked and what didn't quite work in their work. Facts, not advice, so each can ask the questions that will help them decide to revise. Love it.

And,  I certainly, gratefully, thank my PLN for sharing their ideas, resources, and strategies!

Forward... we will succeed...


--
Reflect Curiosity and Wonder...
Go boldly and scatter seeds of kindness...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

A New Year Forward

A New Year Forward: New Year / New Goals


1) Focus Forward on Teaching and Learning — the wonderful faces and minds in my middle school classrooms: How do I help them grow as learners?
2) Frame Reflections to refocus on thinking forward and extending conversations in my professional growth with my PLN and PLC and personal growth with family — How do I support my own and my colleagues success?
3) Filter Priorities — stay focused on family and teaching/learning for my students to find and spread the good there is in my world. How do I balance my time to succeed in the goals close to my heart — for my family and students?
4) Find the Flow – allow fun and creativity to flow through my life. How do I enjoy, and help others enjoy, the work and play done as a family or as a class?
These four goals will guide me to balance in my life while focusing forward creatively on the good in education and how I can guide my students to their own balanced and positive learning.
How about you? What are your commitments for the New Year 2013?



Reflect curiosity and wonder --Go boldly and scatter seeds of kindness...Friday Posts after August, 2011 are part of #TFotoFriPosts from June through August, 2011 are part of the #JJAProject Group on Flickr:#JJAProject